Topic: Family violence

Tackling Elder Abuse In The Community

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $1.2 million to ensure older Victorians who are victims of elder abuse have greater access to services and support. The Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse follows findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence that elder abuse tends to be under-reported, and is often […]

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

Financial Counsellors Supporting Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government’s specialist family violence financial counselling service has helped more than 1100 victims across Victoria since October. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today visited the Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service in St Albans, where family violence financial counsellors have so far supported 44 women living in the Brimbank and Melton […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

New Family Violence Database Released

The Andrews Labor Government is lifting the lid on the hidden scourge of family violence. The Crime Statistics Agency today published the Victorian Family Violence Database, making information about Victoria’s number one law and order issue more accessible and easier to use than ever before. The database includes information from July 2011 to June 2016 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Communities Working Together To Prevent Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a significant funding boost for community groups and organisations across the state to help put a stop to family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson today announced a further $1.2 million for the Community Partnerships for Primary Prevention Program. A total of $3.85 million worth […]

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

Trialling New Ways To Support Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is trialling new ways to provide intensive therapeutic support to women, children and their families experiencing family violence. Visiting Berry Street’s Ballarat office today, Minister for Families & Children Jenny Mikakos announced $22.87 million to fund 26 projects across Victoria – four that specifically target Aboriginal people. The pilot projects will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Victoria’s Strategy To Stop Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government today launched the next step to build a state free from violence, with the release of a Primary Prevention Strategy as part of the Family Violence Rolling Action Plan. Free from Violence: Victoria’s Strategy to Prevent Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women sets out the path for all […]

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

New Family Safety Agency To Keep Us On Track

A new agency, Family Safety Victoria, will drive and deliver the Andrew Labor Government’s unprecedented action to end family violence. As part of a $1.91 billion package of measures in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $60 million will fund the establishment of Family Safety Victoria, the state’s first-ever agency solely dedicated to delivering family violence reform. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Statement from the Premier

The same policies will only produce the same tragedies. That’s why I promised to change it all. Three years ago, I announced our plan for Australia’s first Royal Commission into Australia’s number one law and order issue – family violence. Its brief: to examine our failing system from the ground up, and to recommend the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Supporting hospitals to respond to family violence

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure our front line health workers have the support and skills they need to identify and respond to the signs of family violence. Thousands of hospital staff across the state will be trained to identify and support patients experiencing family violence, through a $38.4 million investment in the Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Premier

More support for Aboriginal Victorians facing family violence

Aboriginal Victorians facing family violence will have even more support, under new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $33.5 million will go to meeting the needs of Aboriginal victim survivors and working to prevent family violence from happening in the first place. $11 million will go towards […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Premier