10 Year Plan to end Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10 Year Plan to end family violence. Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change details how the Labor Government will deliver the 227 recommendations made by Australia’s first Royal…

Gender Equality Strategy to be launched as part of Victoria Against Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will launch Victoria’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy as part of this year’s Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism campaign. Victoria Against Violence is part of the United Nations led international campaign, Unite to End Violence Against Women: 16 Days of…

Urgent Family Violence investment will help keep Women & Children Safe

More Victorians fleeing family violence will have a roof over their heads and the help they need to escape harm and rebuild their lives under new measures announced by the Andrews Labor Government. This $572 million statewide funding boost over two years in the 2016/17 Victorian Budget responds to Royal Commission…

It’s Time To Fix Our Broken Family Violence System

Premier Daniel Andrews has today received the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The report will be immediately public after it is tabled in Parliament at 11am tomorrow. The Andrews Labor Government has promised to implement all the Royal Commission’s recommendations. We will put family violence…

Initiative on track to help keep Women and Children safer

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of delivering a Personal Safety Initiative for women and children who experience family violence, to help keep them safe in their own homes and communities. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos is asking family violence specialist agencies to submit an…

New Curriculum to build Healthy Relationships, Understanding

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce respectful relationships education into the school curriculum from next year to support students to learn how to build healthy relationships, understand global cultures, ethics and traditions, and to prevent family violence. Respectful relationships education will be included…

Family Violence Initiative Targets Men’s Behaviour

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting access to men’s behaviour change programs to break the cycle of family violence. Minister for Families & Children, Jenny Mikakos, announced $1 million would go to programs across the state focused on services for men seeking help. Under the initiative, $600,000 will be…

Last Week for submissions to Royal Commission into Family Violence

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, has today reminded Victorians to make their written submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Victims of family violence or individuals and organisations who have come into contact with people that have been affected are encouraged to…