Topic: Family violence

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting community programs that are working to prevent family violence in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced funding of over $500,000 to five programs. Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place works with Aboriginal men that are community role models. This new funding […]

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

Respect Victoria, Call It Out

Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency will be enshrined in law as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to end family violence. The Labor Government today introduced legislation to enshrine Respect Victoria, the state’s new statutory authority, in law, fulfilling Recommendation 188 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The agency forms […]

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

More Specialist Family Violence Advisors To Keep Women Safe

Some of Victoria’s leading service providers in alcohol and drug treatment and mental health are now home to dedicated Family Violence Advisors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the second round of the Labor Government’s $17.4 million Family Violence Advisor program will host 17 new advisors across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

New Laws To Support Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will be able to provide recorded statements via body-worn cameras, under new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence Protection and Other Matters) Bill 2018 will allow for a recorded statement taken by police at family violence incidents – at trial sites in […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The Grampians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting family violence prevention programs being rolled out across Ararat Rural City and the Northern Grampian Shire. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced $100,000 in funding for the Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership at the Regional Assembly in Stawell today. The partnership will use the funding […]

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

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The West

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local organisations to deliver primary prevention in Melbourne’s West. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced a $400,000 funding package for family violence prevention programs today at the Victoria University (VU) Footscray campus. VU has secured a grant of $110,000 to ensure women living on university […]

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

Stopping Violence Before It Starts In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting organisations in Gippsland to continue running their programs to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Lake Tyers today to announce funding for two Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out their family violence prevention programs. Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services and Gippsland […]

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

Footy Match, Video To Honour Family Violence Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is launching its latest video as part of its Respect Women: Call It Out campaign to coincide with today’s Vicki Cleary Football Match, honouring her and other victim survivors of family violence. Vicki Cleary – sister of prevention of family violence campaigner and former VFL player Phil Cleary – was murdered […]

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

Keeping Families Safe From Violence In Barwon South West

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to help prevent family violence in Victoria’s south west. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a $100,000 grant for the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative to develop a family violence education program and resource kit. The program and kit will be tailored to ensure Aboriginal community […]

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

Getting On With Ending Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the report tabled today by the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor on the implementation of the Royal Commission recommendations. As indicated in the report, the work to completely rebuild our broken family violence system into one that protects the vulnerable and holds perpetrators to account is both ambitious and complex. […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State