Topic: Family violence

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Legal Grants To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Women and children escaping family violence and Victorians with mental illness are among those who will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s funding boost for organisations providing legal assistance and programs. Attorney-General Martin Pakula announced $4.55 million in grants today on the 10th anniversary of the Victorian Legal Services Board grant funding program. Under the […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Frankston’s Orange Door Service At Risk From Liberal Cuts

Four of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs – the Orange Door – are now open, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and deliver every recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today joined workers in Frankston at the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Gippsland’s Orange Door Service At Risk From Liberal Cuts

The next of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs – the Orange Door – will soon be open, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and deliver every recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today got a first look at […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence