Fourth Action Plan 2019-2022

On Friday 9 August 2019, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022, agreeing on five national priorities to reduce family, domestic and sexual violence.

Canberra MLA, Bec Cody reveals her story about being a DV survivor

Canberra MLA, Bec Cody reveals her story about being a domestic violence survivor in this ABC news article.

Report on the Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence

Report on the Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence

The Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety tabled it’s Report on the Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence—Policy Approaches and Responses on 22 August 2019.  A copy of the report can be found here.

That is Violence Campaign

Women with disability – who account for 20% of the Australian female population – are affected by domestic abuse and violence at a rate higher than other women. Women with disability also suffer from domestic violence for longer, waiting on average 3.3 years before reaching out for help, compared to an average of 2.3 years for other women.

This new campaign aims to increase awareness for women with disability. It clarifies what violence is, and the situations or circumstances where it can arise and have developed posters to assist with the messaging.

People impacted by sexual assault, family and domestic violence can access support from 1800RESPECT, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

That is Violence Campaign is launched by 1800RESPECT.