Entries by Emma Davidson

Addressing the needs of children and young people impacted by family violence

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council (DVPC) – the ACT Government’s peak advisory body on Domestic and Family Violence—will be convening an Extraordinary Meeting on 4 April 2018 which will  bring together people with a lived experience of family and domestic violence and members from the community sector, the Legislative Assembly and key players from across […]

New AIHW Report on family, domestic and sexual violence

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released its first comprehensive report on family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia. The report brings together, for the first time, information from more than 20 different major data sources to build a picture of what is known about family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia. […]

National Domestic Violence Order Scheme

Victims of domestic violence who have taken out apprehended violence orders will no longer be unprotected when they cross state borders from Saturday 25 November 2017, as a national database of restraining order information across Australia begins operation. All Family Violence Orders (FVOs – sometimes called DVOs) issued from thenare automatically nationally recognised and enforceable.

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ACT Violence Prevention Awards 2017

The ACT Violence Prevention Awards, which recognise exemplary work being done in the ACT community, were announced at a special celebration on 27 November. Congratulations to all the winners including DVPC members John Hinchey, Robyn Martin (Beryl Women) and Mirjana Wilson (DVCS)!

The ACT Community Sector Award: Beryl Women Inc Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug […]

16 Days of Activism Event

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that works to raise awareness about violence against women and the impact this violence causes to a woman’s well-being.  The campaign runs from 25 November, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10 December, the International Human Rights Day. […]

Final DVPC Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council contributed  a submission to the ACT Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence—Policy approaches and responses, being conducted by the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety.

Final DVPC Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence

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Domestic violence victim says lack of protections allowed ex to be ‘Teflon man’ with no consequences

‘Anne’ separated from her husband after a decade of physical and emotional abuse, only to find a lack of protections for victims of domestic violence allowed her ex-partner to continue to threaten, harass and abuse her from afar. View the full article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-19/domestic-violence-victim-calls-for-greater-online-protections/9132658