ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017

The ACT has developed a Strategy – Our Responsibility: Ending violence against women and children – that aligns with the National Plan.

http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/231337/ACT_Prevention_of_Violence_Against_Women_and_Children_Strategy_2011_DV.pdf

The National Plan to Reduce violence Against Women and their Children

This Plan provides a national framework to coordinate the work of State, Territory and Commonwealth Governments, the community sector and the community more broadly in addressing the causes and consequences of violence against women and their children.

https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/women/programs-services/reducing-violence/the-national-plan-to-reduce-violence-against-women-and-their-children-2010-2022

Seminar – The financial impacts and costs on women living with and leaving domestic violence

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council and Women’s centre for Health Matters jointly hosted the seminar on 13 October to coincide with Anti-Poverty week. The week was chosen for this seminar because we wanted to highlight that poverty can be an issue for women in the ACT. And in particular, domestic violence can create unique circumstances of financial hardship for women living in and leaving a violent relationship, as well as in the longer term. The seminar focused on strengthening local knowledge and understanding in the ACT about the links to poverty and hardship for women from living with and leaving domestic violence, including understanding what women experienced. The seminar also provided information about what financial supports and services are available for this group of women.

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council contributed a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence Prevention Council (ACT) Submission to the Inquiry into Domestic Violence July 2014

ACT domestic violence deaths set for review

Canberra Times article on 25 July 2014

ACT domestic violence deaths set for review.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-domestic-violence-deaths-set-for-review-20140725-zwuhv.html

Domestic violence deaths in ACT to be reviewed

ABC News article on 26 July 2014

Domestic violence deaths in ACT to be reviewed.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-26/domestic-violence-deaths-in-act-to-be-reviewed/5625868

Rosie’s Story

ABC Four Corners interview on 14 July 2014

Interview with the mother of Luke Batty who was murdered by his father:

Rosie’s Story, reported by Geoff Thompson and presented by Kerry O’Brien.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2014/07/14/4043135.htm

Scaled Down Justice

ABC ACT 7.30 Report on 1 August 2014

With fewer legal resources available, more women face representing themselves in court after DV.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-01/scaled-down-justice/5642600

On Our watch

ABC ACT 7.30 Report on 19 September 2014

Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-19/on-our-watch/5757374

Open the Doors

ABC ACT 7.30 Report on 4 April 2014

ACT advocates say it’s time to shine some light on the dark subjects of domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s also time to stop blaming the victim.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-04/open-the-doors/5368928