Category: Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

50,000 Victorians Get The Help They Need At The Orange Door

More than 50,000 Victorians have been kept safe from the threat of family violence at an Orange Door, the Support and Safety Hubs rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited the Orange Door in Frankston today – one of five […]

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Preventing Family Violence With Women’s Health Services

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today in Kyneton announced $1.2 million to support 12 women’s health services across the state. […]

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Calling Out Elder Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a new campaign to encourage Victorians to call out elder abuse. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan launched the campaign, which focuses on financial abuse. The advertisements feature an elderly woman looking at a photograph of her […]

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More Patients Helped With Preventing Family Violence

Patients in Victorian public hospitals will get the support they need if they’re experiencing family violence, with new funding to train health workers in spotting the signs and offering help. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the funding today at the 2019 Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence forum in Bendigo. The […]

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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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