Category: Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Working With Councils To Stop Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with councils to promote gender equality to stop the scourge of family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins joined Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, women mayors, CEOs and local government advocacy groups today to announce $2.4 million for primary prevention grants in family violence. […]

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New Ideas To Stop Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government is working to end the scourge of family violence and violence against women with a new package of more than $6.3 million in funding for prevention partnerships. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced details of the Free from Violence Fund, which will support creative and innovative […]

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Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to stop family violence and violence against women before it starts. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced $3.8 million for the women’s health sector to work with regional, local-level partners – such as local government, sporting groups and local businesses – in […]

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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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