ACT 2nd implementation plan for domestic and family violence

The territory’s latest domestic and family violence response plan was launched on 17 August by Attorney-General Simon Corbell and Minister for Women Yvette Berry. It is the government’s second implementation plan to support its anti-domestic violence strategy and was designed after consultation with experts and the community.

http://www.theage.com.au/act-news/act-government-launches-latest-domestic-violence-response-plan-20150816-gj0hn7

ACT government responds to new Canberra domestic violence report with a call for increased awareness

Creating increased awareness of domestic and family violence in the Canberra community will help change attitudes and reduce risk from the issue, the ACT government has said. Responding to a new report from the Domestic Violence Prevention Council, Attorney-General Simon Corbell and Minister for Women Yvette Berry said more needed to be done to limit the high social, health, and economic costs of domestic violence, including sexual assault, in Canberra.

ACT domestic violence workers trained to better respond to technological abuse

On 8 August Women’s Minister Yvette Berry announced that frontline domestic violence workers in the ACT will be trained to protect women whose violent ex-partners have used technology to stalk, intimidate and harass them. The ACT government will provide $75,000 to the Women’s Services Network for a three-day course in November to help staff prevent technological abuse. More than 100 workers who take part in the training will also learn how to collect technological information that could be used as evidence against perpetrators in court.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-domestic-violence-workers-trained-to-better-respond-to-technological-abuse-20150806-gitnl1

ACT Government Responds to DVPC Report on Domestic and Family Violence

On Tuesday 11 August the Attorney-General tabled the Government Response to the DVPC’s Report on Domestic and Family Violence, including Sexual Assault, in the ACT.

The Government agreed to all 33 recommendations from the report in some form. Attorney-General Simon Corbell and Minister for Women Yvette Berry said more needed to be done to limit the high social, health, and economic costs of domestic violence, including sexual assault, in Canberra.

You can read the response here.