Category: Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Preventing Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Aboriginal communities to stop family violence before it starts with the launch of a dedicated fund to keep women and children safe. Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy and Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today called for submissions for the first-of-its-kind Aboriginal fund […]

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

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting community programs that are working to prevent family violence in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced funding of over $500,000 to five programs. Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place works with Aboriginal men that are community role models. This new funding […]

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

Respect Victoria, Call It Out

Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency will be enshrined in law as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to end family violence. The Labor Government today introduced legislation to enshrine Respect Victoria, the state’s new statutory authority, in law, fulfilling Recommendation 188 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The agency forms […]

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

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The Grampians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting family violence prevention programs being rolled out across Ararat Rural City and the Northern Grampian Shire. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced $100,000 in funding for the Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership at the Regional Assembly in Stawell today. The partnership will use the funding […]

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

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The West

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local organisations to deliver primary prevention in Melbourne’s West. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced a $400,000 funding package for family violence prevention programs today at the Victoria University (VU) Footscray campus. VU has secured a grant of $110,000 to ensure women living on university […]

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

Stopping Violence Before It Starts In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting organisations in Gippsland to continue running their programs to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Lake Tyers today to announce funding for two Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out their family violence prevention programs. Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services and Gippsland […]

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

Footy Match, Video To Honour Family Violence Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is launching its latest video as part of its Respect Women: Call It Out campaign to coincide with today’s Vicki Cleary Football Match, honouring her and other victim survivors of family violence. Vicki Cleary – sister of prevention of family violence campaigner and former VFL player Phil Cleary – was murdered […]

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

Keeping Families Safe From Violence In Barwon South West

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to help prevent family violence in Victoria’s south west. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a $100,000 grant for the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative to develop a family violence education program and resource kit. The program and kit will be tailored to ensure Aboriginal community […]

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

Extra investment to end family violence

More money will go towards preventing family violence and keeping victim survivors safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $42.5 million, on top of last year’s record $1.9 billion, to stop the scourge of family violence – more than any other state or federal government in the nation. […]

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

Stepping Up In The Prevention Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way when it comes to bystander intervention to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence today launched new research from Deakin University that outlines what drives and encourages people to intervene when they witness sexist behaviour. The research demonstrates that calling out sexist behaviour is […]

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