Glenn Butcher supports second women's shelter
GLENN Butcher is determined to establish a second women's shelter in Gladstone.
The newly elected Labor MP will be taking the fight against domestic and family violence to parliament house where he says the momentum is building.
Establishing a second women's shelter and supporting the start-up of Gladstone's only men's shelter are high on his list of priorities.
He wants to make sure existing programs stay for good and is even looking at making some programs more available.
"Retaining our police numbers is another way we can ensure we are dealing with issues effectively," he said.
"We need to make sure our police force has enough resources and people on the ground."
Mr Butcher said he wants to see laws against people who commit acts of domestic violence strengthened.
"There is just no place for it in our society.
"People die from domestic and family violence, it's not as if it's something people can just push aside.
"Any laws passed need to ensure there are stricter punishments for people who commit these acts."