Topic: Family violence

Boost For Family Violence Perpetrator Programs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced five organisations will share in a $1.75 million grants package to help reduce family violence by expanding the delivery of specialist perpetrator intervention programs. Bethany Community Support, Drummond Street Services, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, the Centre for Non Violence, and Dardi Munwurro received grants under the Family Violence Perpetrator Intervention […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Extra investment to end family violence

More money will go towards preventing family violence and keeping victim survivors safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $42.5 million, on top of last year’s record $1.9 billion, to stop the scourge of family violence – more than any other state or federal government in the nation. […]

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

Protecting older Victorians from elder abuse

Older Victorians will have the respect and dignity they deserve, with new investments in aged care from the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $32.6 million to address elder abuse and secure the future of our state’s public aged care services. The Labor Government will invest $6 million to tackle elder abuse by […]

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

Keeping kids safe from harm

Victorian children at risk of abuse or neglect will be better protected and supported thanks a massive investment in child and family services. The Andrews Labor Government will invest an unprecedented $858.6 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to continue the transformation of Victoria’s children and family services system through Roadmap for Reform, moving it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Calling For New Approaches To End Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is testing new approaches to end family violence and keep perpetrators accountable with a fund available for innovative programs. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced $4.83 million will be made available to support trials of family violence perpetrator interventions that target diverse groups. These trials move away from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Family Violence Training To Tackle Economic Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its support for victims of family violence by training almost 200 financial counsellors across Victoria to respond to economic abuse.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was in Ballarat today for the Family Violence for Financial Counsellors intensive training course together with staff from across regional Victoria. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Ministers

New Bendigo Refuge For Families Escaping Family Violence

Women and children escaping family violence will now have access to a new secure refuge in regional Victoria that will keep them safe, while also providing the crucial transitional support services they need. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan, Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards and family violence workers to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Working With Perpetrators To Address Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to protect families by keeping perpetrators of family violence accountable and in plain sight. Two years on from the findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced $7.36 million for a new case management model – never before trialled in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Stepping Up In The Prevention Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way when it comes to bystander intervention to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence today launched new research from Deakin University that outlines what drives and encourages people to intervene when they witness sexist behaviour. The research demonstrates that calling out sexist behaviour is […]

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

New Agency And Campaign To Prevent Family Violence

On the second anniversary of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its action on ending family violence with a new prevention agency and advertising campaign blitz. Premier Daniel Andrews and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today launched the Labor Government’s new family violence […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier