Topic: Family violence

Minister Richardson Extended Leave Of Absence

I have been diagnosed with multiple tumours for which I am receiving treatment. I intended to return to work part time next week, however my recovery is not going the way I had planned. I am grateful that the Premier has agreed to an extended period of leave from my portfolio to enable me to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women

Making Men Take Responsibility For Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria safer by expanding programs that make men who have committed family violence take accountability for their actions and stop abusing women and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced more than $12.4 million for family violence programs and referral services, encouraging men to acknowledge the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs like rent, home alarms, CCTV, clothing, books and education and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Helping Councils Stop Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to prevent family violence will be presented today as part of a Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) showcase. The projects being showcased are part of $345,000 in grants to 10 local governments through the Local Government’s Prevention of Violence Against Women program to tackle family violence at a community level. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

More Housing Support Throughout Victoria

Community and homelessness organisations across the state will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo today to announce that Haven Home Safe is one of eight organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Support For LGBTI Family Violence Specialist Services

The Andrews Labor Government will support specialised family violence services for Victoria’s LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced $3 million over four years to develop comprehensive specialist services for LGBTI Victorians who experience or are at risk of experiencing family violence. This adds to the $1 million allocated for the initiative in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Innovation Fund Removes Barriers For Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the development of two new family violence apps that remove barriers for women fleeing family violence, helping them to better navigate the legal system. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings shared these examples of Victoria’s response to family violence while learning about current data sharing initiatives being explored […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Taking Action Against Aboriginal Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal people respond to family violence in their communities. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today opened applications for the $650,000 Indigenous Family Violence Strategy Community Initiatives Fund. Successful applicants will use the funding to launch culturally appropriate projects in Aboriginal communities that reduce family violence through prevention […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Improving Access To Victims Of Crime Assistance Tribunal

The Andrews Labor Government is working to make it easier for victims of crime to access compensation through the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). Attorney-General Martin Pakula today asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) to broaden its current review of the way VOCAT engages with family violence victims to consider all victims of […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Support For Indigenous Sport, Culture And Wellbeing

The Andrews Labor Government will fund planning for a Centre of Excellence that will support Aboriginal Victorians health and wellbeing. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson announced the development of a business case for the Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Sport, Culture and Wellbeing at the Sir Doug Nicholls Reserve today. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence