Topic: Family violence

New Ideas To Stop Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government is working to end the scourge of family violence and violence against women with a new package of more than $6.3 million in funding for prevention partnerships. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced details of the Free from Violence Fund, which will support creative and innovative […]

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

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to stop family violence and violence against women before it starts. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced $3.8 million for the women’s health sector to work with regional, local-level partners – such as local government, sporting groups and local businesses – in […]

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

Recovery ‘Dalag Walert’: Support For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening support for Aboriginal women impacted by family violence in Geelong by providing culturally sensitive support services. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched a new support program run by the Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative called ‘Dalag Walert’ (meaning possum skin). Dalag Walert will provide a safe environment for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Supporting Mums And Bubs Affected By Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing support for new mothers and their babies experiencing family violence through extra Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service consultations and nurse training. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited the MCH Centre at the Docklands to announce an additional $11 million for extra consultations so that more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Making Victoria’s Legal System Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making access to legal services fairer with a $8.9 million boost for Victorian community legal centres. Funding grants have been allocated to 38 individual community legal centres who successfully applied for grants under the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Helping Diverse Communities Tackle Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping culturally diverse Victorians escape family violence with $10.5 million for a range of community-led prevention programs and specialist support services. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced the package today, which responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and forms part of the Government’s 10-year plan […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Building Respect In Our Schools

More than 1,000 Victorian schools have signed on to promote positive attitudes, behaviours and healthy relationships in school communities, to help prevent family violence. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further 864 government, Catholic and independent schools have signed up for the Andrews Labor Government’s $21.8 million Respectful Relationships program. The Royal Commission […]

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Taking Action To Protect Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will be better protected under new Victorian laws coming into force tomorrow to support the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme. The new Domestic Violence Order Scheme was created to ensure that in future domestic violence orders made in any state or territory could be automatically recognised and enforced Australia-wide. To […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Ending Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in dozens of new projects to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities. Forty five new projects will begin this month to help prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. The $650,000 investment in community based projects was recommended by 11 Indigenous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Victoria Goes Orange For A Future Free Of Violence

The third annual Victoria Against Violence campaign begins today, challenging the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence and violence against women. Acting Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy will mark the start of the campaign by joining Rosie Batty and other community leaders for the 9th annual Walk […]

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