Topic: 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

The Orange Door Continues To Roll Out Across Victoria

The next tranche of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs have been announced, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and give them better access to support. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today joined sector partners in Ballarat to announce that The Orange Door will soon operate in […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Influencing Family Violence Change In Koorie Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities by doubling its investment in Aboriginal community-led family violence projects. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an ongoing funding boost of $450,000 per year to the Victorian Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund to ensure Aboriginal Victorians lead change in preventing and […]

Categories: Media Release

Prevention Of Family Violence Bill Passes Upper House

Victoria has enshrined the prevention of family violence in law, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Prevention of Family Violence Bill 2018 has passed the Upper House, formally establishing the newly created Respect Victoria as a Statutory Authority. Respect Victoria is an organisation dedicated to preventing all forms of family violence, led by CEO […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence