Topic: Family violence

Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support programs that prevent family violence. Local government is in a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Around The Clock Services Protect Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting women and children from family violence, providing ongoing funding for eight local refuge providers to operate 24/7. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley announced the $27.7 million funding at this week’s 10-year anniversary celebration of McAuley Services for Women. McAuley provides safe accommodation and support for women and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Flexible Support For Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more for thousands of family violence victim-survivors by providing practical supports to help them leave violent relationships. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an additional $40 million over two years for more Flexible Support Packages to assist with expenses faced by those escaping family violence. More […]

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Preventing Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Aboriginal communities to stop family violence before it starts with the launch of a dedicated fund to keep women and children safe. Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy and Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today called for submissions for the first-of-its-kind Aboriginal fund […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of 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 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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Prevention of Family Violence, Western Metropolitan Region