Last Week For Royal Commission Submissions

25 May 2015

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, has today reminded Victorians to make their written submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Victims of family violence or individuals and organisations who have come into contact with people that have been affected are encouraged to make a written submission, which close on Friday.

Submissions can be made anonymously and confidentially, or publicly.

The Commission, headed by the Hon. Marcia Neave, will report back to the Government in February 2016. Last week it concluded the last of 38 community consultation sessions.

More than 800 people attended the state-wide consultation sessions with groups consulted including victims from diverse backgrounds, representatives from the Aboriginal community, children and youth services, women with disabilities and perpetrators.

Public hearings will be held from 13 July until 14 August and will be followed by expert roundtables.

For information on how to make a submission visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson

“Fixing our broken system is a key priority of the Andrews Labor Government.”

“Family violence is a national emergency and I urge stakeholders and victims to make their voices heard.”

“The Royal Commission into Family Violence will hand down its recommendations in February next year and the Andrews Labor Government has already committed to implementing its recommendations in full.”

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