Topic: Family violence

New Fines Scheme To Support Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will no longer be unfairly liable for fines incurred by perpetrators, under a new scheme introduced into Parliament by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Fines Reform Amendment Bill 2017 completes the implementation of two key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence (112 and 113) and will create […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Sexual Assault Survivors To Receive Help At One-Stop Site

Survivors of sexual assault in the western suburbs will soon be able to report crimes to police, provide forensic samples, and receive support, counselling and child protection advice at the one site. The new centre at Werribee will provide survivors, many of who have also experienced family violence, a safe place to report crimes and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women

Making Men Take Responsibility For Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria safer by expanding programs that make men who have committed family violence take accountability for their actions and stop abusing women and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced more than $12.4 million for family violence programs and referral services, encouraging men to acknowledge the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs like rent, home alarms, CCTV, clothing, books and education and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

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. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

More Housing Support Throughout Victoria

Community and homelessness organisations across the state will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo today to announce that Haven Home Safe is one of eight organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Support For LGBTI Family Violence Specialist Services

The Andrews Labor Government will support specialised family violence services for Victoria’s LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced $3 million over four years to develop comprehensive specialist services for LGBTI Victorians who experience or are at risk of experiencing family violence. This adds to the $1 million allocated for the initiative in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Innovation Fund Removes Barriers For Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the development of two new family violence apps that remove barriers for women fleeing family violence, helping them to better navigate the legal system. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings shared these examples of Victoria’s response to family violence while learning about current data sharing initiatives being explored […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State