Category: Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Calling Out Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging commuters to call out sexual harassment with a new campaign starting today. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched the next round of the Respect Women: Call it Out series. The new advertisements will run across TV, print media, social media and in metropolitan city loop […]

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Everybody Matters – A Family Violence System Supporting All

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to ensure all Victorians can access the family violence support that they deserve. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched a 10-year inclusion and equity statement to ensure Victoria’s family violence system supports all Victorians. The world-first statement was a key response to the Royal […]

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More Support For Thousands Of Sexual Assault Survivors

An extra 2,800 survivors of sexual assault across Victoria will receive crisis support and counselling as a result of a five-million dollar funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the new funding during a visit to Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) today. Nineteen services state-wide, […]

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Making Progress On Family Violence Overhaul

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to end family violence are laying the foundations for long-term prevention, a report by the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor has found. The Labor Government established an Australian-first Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2014 and has since invested more than $2.7 billion to implement all 227 recommendations made. […]

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New Energy Retail Protections For Victims Of Family Violence

Energy retailers will be required to recognise family violence as a form of financial difficulty and consider this before pursuing debt, with an updated retail code planned to protect the rights of affected customers. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams welcomed the proposed new Energy Retail Code, which was a recommendation of the […]

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Thank You To Tim Cartwright

The Andrews Labor Government thanks Tim Cartwright APM for the work he has done during three years as the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, as we work to end violence once and for all. The position of Monitor was an important part of the Labor Government’s landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence to ensure the […]

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Keeping Women And Children Safe This Holiday Period

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up its support for family violence services ahead of the holiday period where Victoria Police record a spike in family violence incidents. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today met with workers at The Orange Door in Frankston as they brace themselves for their busiest time […]

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Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In Macedon

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in Macedon. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced more than $180,000 in funding for local government programs that will help keep the women and children of Macedon safe. Councils work closely with local families, […]

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Respect Victoria Becomes Independent Prevention Authority

Resources to stop family violence were strengthened today with the official establishment of Respect Victoria as an independent statutory authority. The new agency, which opened on 1 August, will lead the state’s prevention efforts in changing the attitudes, social norms and culture that result in family violence and violence against women. The establishment of Respect […]

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Promoting Respect And Equality In Melbourne’s East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Cabena Child and Family Centre in Chadstone to announce $180,000 in funding to support programs that prevent family violence. Local government […]

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