Category: Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Statement From Minister Hutchins – Leave Of Absence

I am taking a leave of absence from my Ministerial and Parliamentary responsibilities due to personal reasons. In my absence Jill Hennessy will act as the Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Luke Donnellan will act as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Industrial Relations. My […]

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Better Training To Identify And Support Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding training at Victorian public hospitals to help staff better identify and support patients experiencing family violence. Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the 2017 Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence forum and announced $10.2 million to train thousands more healthcare workers right […]

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Statement From The Richardson Family

Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence and Member for Northcote has passed away bravely after a prolonged battle with cancer. Fiona’s had a significant impact on public issues at a local, state and nationwide level. She served our State as Minister for Women and this nation’s first ever Minister for the Prevention […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Prevention key to ending family violence

The Andrews Labor Government is working to put a stop to family violence, establishing a new prevention agency and rolling out the state’s first gender equality strategy and primary prevention strategy. Included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $50.7 million will be dedicated to preventing family violence before it occurs. This work will be […]

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Family Violence Prevention For Women With Disabilities

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a funding boost to support the complex needs of women and girls with disabilities who are experiencing – or at risk of – family violence. A $500,000 investment over two years will support Women with Disabilities Victoria to push for reforms to make family violence policies and services more […]

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