Category: Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

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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Family Violence Support For Multicultural Communities

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a funding boost to support family violence prevention programs in culturally diverse communities. A $200,000 investment over two years will fund tailored programs – run by and for women from diverse cultural backgrounds – to bolster women’s leadership and economic independence. The announcement follows the release of Victoria’s first […]

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Family Violence Prevention For Aboriginal Women

The Andrews Labor Government today announced funding of $500,000 to extend family violence prevention programs – designed by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women – for an additional two years. Run by the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Victoria, the Sisters Day Out and Dilly Bag programs reached more than 8,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Victoria Leads On Gender Equality

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a series of landmark reforms to support women and girls to be safer and stronger in their homes, workplaces and community. Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy will address inequality, sexism and violence against women in all its forms. The Royal Commission into Family Violence found that […]

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More Support For Elder Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $1 million for programs which support elder victims of family violence. Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians, has also been announced as an ambassador to give elder victims of family violence a voice. The funding will support programs to raise awareness so older people, their carers and family members […]

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The World Game Takes A Stand Against Family Violence

Some of the nation’s best football players will stand up for a Victoria Against Violence this weekend in a dedicated Go Orange initiative supported by Football Federation Australia (FFA) in partnership with Melbourne Victory FC and Melbourne City FC. AAMI Park Stadium will be illuminated orange, with male and female players wearing orange arm-bands to […]

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A Family Violence Memorial For Victoria – Have Your Say

Planning is underway for a memorial to honour the victims and survivors of family violence, with public consultation opening today to give Victorians the chance to have their say. The Andrews Labor Government and the City of Melbourne are partnering to create the memorial, which will provide a public space for all members of the […]

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