Entries by Marcia Williams

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Forum: Domestic and Family Violence forum

On 29th and 30th March 2017 an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Forum: Domestic and Family Violence was hosted by the Domestic Violence Prevention Council and facilitated by Coolamon Advisers. This forum was the product of a partnership between the Domestic Violence Prevention Council and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body.

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Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

The Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children was launched on Friday 28 October by the Prime Minister at the Council of Australian Governments’ National Summit in Brisbane, where all governments, experts and key stakeholders came together to connect, review progress and encourage an integrated response […]

“Help Stop Domestic Violence” Campaign

It doesn’t have to end here. FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. We can all help.

The ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council has released a campaign which aims to create greater awareness in the ACT community about what domestic and family violence looks like, and who it affects, and to identify it as a community issue.

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ACT Government Responds to Domestic Violence

The ACT Government have today released a response to family violence addressing the following reports:

Report of the Inquiry: Review into the system level responses to family violence in the ACT by Laurie Glanfield AM (April 2016; – Review of Domestic and Family Violence Deaths in the ACT by the Domestic Violence Prevention Council (May […]

1800RESPECT Support A Friend Campaign

1800RESPECT together with domestic violence advocates Rosie Batty and Geelong premiership player Jimmy Bartel, have launched a campaign to help Australians recognise the signs someone may be experiencing domestic violence and how best to support them.

The ‘Support a Friend’ campaign provides practical guidance to friends and family about warning signs […]

Paint a positive future for our kids

Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers and Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand have committed to do everything within their power to prevent family violence, protect victims and hold perpetrators to account. This commitment is outlined in the Protecting Women and Children from Family Violence Leadership Statement.

Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence Report Released

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence released it’s report and recommendations on 30 March. The report canvasses the views heard by the Commission during its consultation processes and covers a broad range of topics including risk assessment, information sharing, service system pathways, police and court responses, perpetrator accountability, offences and sentencing, housing, financial security, recovery, […]