Women's Refuge pleased with $70mil increase

Women's Refuge is ecstatic following Government's announcement of more than $70 million towards social services.

It signifies a 30% increase in funding for the organisation in support of vulnerable women and children affected by family violence.

According to the organisation, one in three women experiences abuse from their partners in their lifetime.

Chief Executive Dr Ang Jury says the extra funding will help the service extend their reach.