Topic: Family violence

More Patients Helped With Preventing Family Violence

Patients in Victorian public hospitals will get the support they need if they’re experiencing family violence, with new funding to train health workers in spotting the signs and offering help. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the funding today at the 2019 Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence forum in Bendigo. The […]

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Everybody Matters – A Family Violence System Supporting All

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to ensure all Victorians can access the family violence support that they deserve. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched a 10-year inclusion and equity statement to ensure Victoria’s family violence system supports all Victorians. The world-first statement was a key response to the Royal […]

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More Support For Thousands Of Sexual Assault Survivors

An extra 2,800 survivors of sexual assault across Victoria will receive crisis support and counselling as a result of a five-million dollar funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the new funding during a visit to Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) today. Nineteen services state-wide, […]

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Three Years Of Reform To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government has implemented more than half of the 227 recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams joined Rosie Batty today to mark three years since the Commission delivered its landmark report and release an update on the delivery […]

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Making Progress On Family Violence Overhaul

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to end family violence are laying the foundations for long-term prevention, a report by the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor has found. The Labor Government established an Australian-first Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2014 and has since invested more than $2.7 billion to implement all 227 recommendations made. […]

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New Energy Retail Protections For Victims Of Family Violence

Energy retailers will be required to recognise family violence as a form of financial difficulty and consider this before pursuing debt, with an updated retail code planned to protect the rights of affected customers. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams welcomed the proposed new Energy Retail Code, which was a recommendation of the […]

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Recognising Family Violence In The Workplace

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced guidelines to recognise family violence as an issue of workplace safety and help employers support workers experiencing violence. For too long, family violence was ignored as a private issue in the workplace. This new guideline recognises family violence as a workplace hazard – just like any other workplace health […]

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Thank You To Tim Cartwright

The Andrews Labor Government thanks Tim Cartwright APM for the work he has done during three years as the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, as we work to end violence once and for all. The position of Monitor was an important part of the Labor Government’s landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence to ensure the […]

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Supporting Koorie Communities To Stop Family Violence

Aboriginal organisations across Victoria will be supported with new funding for family violence prevention and early intervention initiatives, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to self-determination. A total of 11 Aboriginal-led organisations and community groups will benefit from the Preventing the Cycle of Violence Aboriginal Fund for the first time, which will see […]

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Keeping Women And Children Safe This Holiday Period

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up its support for family violence services ahead of the holiday period where Victoria Police record a spike in family violence incidents. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today met with workers at The Orange Door in Frankston as they brace themselves for their busiest time […]

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