Topic: Family violence

Making Victoria’s Legal System Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making access to legal services fairer with a $8.9 million boost for Victorian community legal centres. Funding grants have been allocated to 38 individual community legal centres who successfully applied for grants under the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Helping Diverse Communities Tackle Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping culturally diverse Victorians escape family violence with $10.5 million for a range of community-led prevention programs and specialist support services. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced the package today, which responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and forms part of the Government’s 10-year plan […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Building Respect In Our Schools

More than 1,000 Victorian schools have signed on to promote positive attitudes, behaviours and healthy relationships in school communities, to help prevent family violence. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further 864 government, Catholic and independent schools have signed up for the Andrews Labor Government’s $21.8 million Respectful Relationships program. The Royal Commission […]

Categories: Media Release

Taking Action To Protect Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will be better protected under new Victorian laws coming into force tomorrow to support the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme. The new Domestic Violence Order Scheme was created to ensure that in future domestic violence orders made in any state or territory could be automatically recognised and enforced Australia-wide. To […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Ending Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in dozens of new projects to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities. Forty five new projects will begin this month to help prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. The $650,000 investment in community based projects was recommended by 11 Indigenous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Victoria Goes Orange For A Future Free Of Violence

The third annual Victoria Against Violence campaign begins today, challenging the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence and violence against women. Acting Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy will mark the start of the campaign by joining Rosie Batty and other community leaders for the 9th annual Walk […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women, Ministers

Holding Family Violence Perpetrators To Account

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to reduce family violence with a $1.6 million grants package for intervention programs to hold perpetrators to account. Under the Family Violence Perpetrator Intervention Grants Program which opens today, profit and not-for-profit groups will be able to apply for up to $400,000 in funding to pilot new interventions […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Statement From Minister Hutchins – Leave Of Absence

I am taking a leave of absence from my Ministerial and Parliamentary responsibilities due to personal reasons. In my absence Jill Hennessy will act as the Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Luke Donnellan will act as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Industrial Relations. My […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women

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