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Bass Coast Shire Council’s Councillors have unanimously voted to prioritise advocacy for the Change for Sam Strategy and increased police resources at last Wednesday’s Ordinary Council Meeting.
The Strategy was developed after the tragic death of Phillip Island resident Samantha (Sam) Fraser, as a collaboration between the Phillip Island community and Bass Coast service providers.
The Strategy includes lobbying the State Government for an increase of $600,000 in recurring funding to organisations such as Bass Coast Health, SalvoCare and Gippsland Women’s Health help support family violence programs and support services provided within Bass Coast.
The Change for Sam Strategy will comprise four key tiers which align with the Victorian Government’s Free from Violence Strategy. These tiers include Prevention; Service Response; Sys...