Topic: Family violence

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In Macedon

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in Macedon. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced more than $180,000 in funding for local government programs that will help keep the women and children of Macedon safe. Councils work closely with local families, […]

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Respect Victoria Becomes Independent Prevention Authority

Resources to stop family violence were strengthened today with the official establishment of Respect Victoria as an independent statutory authority. The new agency, which opened on 1 August, will lead the state’s prevention efforts in changing the attitudes, social norms and culture that result in family violence and violence against women. The establishment of Respect […]

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The Orange Door Continues To Roll Out Across Victoria

The next tranche of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs have been announced, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and give them better access to support. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today joined sector partners in Ballarat to announce that The Orange Door will soon operate in […]

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Influencing Family Violence Change In Koorie Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities by doubling its investment in Aboriginal community-led family violence projects. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an ongoing funding boost of $450,000 per year to the Victorian Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund to ensure Aboriginal Victorians lead change in preventing and […]

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Prevention Of Family Violence Bill Passes Upper House

Victoria has enshrined the prevention of family violence in law, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Prevention of Family Violence Bill 2018 has passed the Upper House, formally establishing the newly created Respect Victoria as a Statutory Authority. Respect Victoria is an organisation dedicated to preventing all forms of family violence, led by CEO […]

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Respect Women: Call It Out Campaign Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up its bystander campaign to call out the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence. Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today launched the second round of the Labor Government’s campaign, Respect Women: Call It Out. The Respect Women: Call it Out campaign provides the […]

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Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support programs that prevent family violence. Local government is in a […]

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Around The Clock Services Protect Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting women and children from family violence, providing ongoing funding for eight local refuge providers to operate 24/7. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley announced the $27.7 million funding at this week’s 10-year anniversary celebration of McAuley Services for Women. McAuley provides safe accommodation and support for women and […]

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Flexible Support For Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more for thousands of family violence victim-survivors by providing practical supports to help them leave violent relationships. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an additional $40 million over two years for more Flexible Support Packages to assist with expenses faced by those escaping family violence. More […]

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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 […]

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