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WA’s Premier says he will do his best to be available for an emergency summit on domestic violence, called following the deaths of two young mums in Perth.
Tiffany Woodley, 35, was allegedly murdered by her former partner in Bedford, less than two weeks after South Guildford woman Georgia Lyall, 32, was killed by her ex in a suspected murder-suicide.
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The two deaths have sparked frantic calls from family and domestic violence services for the Premier to attend a crisis meeting.
“I will absolutely make myself available if it is at all possible to be involved in these crisis talks,” WA Premier Roger Cook said.
If he cannot attend, he has promised government member will be th.
“Family and domestic violence is an insidious element of our community and we all condemn it,” he said.
WA Liberal leader Libby Mettam has also pledged to attend.
Tiffany Woodley (left) was allegedly murdered by her former partner less than two weeks after South Guildford woman Georgia Lyall (right) was killed by her ex. Credit: 7NEWS
The number of family-related offences soared by almost 35 per cent last year when compared with the five-year average, WA Police figures show.
It comes as Queensland police charged a man over the alleged domestic violence murder of mother Tayla Cox and 11-week-old baby Murphy at their home in Rockhampton. They are believed to have been killed on Tuesday.
Matthew Cox, 31, handed himself into police on Thursday morning and will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.
Forensics officers combed Tiffany Woodley’s home following her death on Monday. Credit: 7NEWS
Meanwhile, loved ones are fundraising to pay for Woodley’s funeral and to support her children.
“On behalf of Miss Tiffany Woodley RIP, the family are seeking funds to help with funeral costs and to also help with her three babies who are now without their loving mum,” the GoFundMe organiser wrote.
A candlelight vigil will be held next week for Woodley, who is believed to have been killed at her home in Perth’s northeast on Monday.
Peter Damjanovic, 37, was charged with murder and is due back in court on August 30.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
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