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. It also highlights data gaps and offers suggestions to help fill these gaps.

The report, Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018, covers family violence (physical violence, sexual violence and emotional abuse between family members, as well as current or former partners), domestic violence (a subcategory of family violence, involving current or former partners), and sexual violence (a range of non-consensual sexual behaviours, perpetrated by partners, former partners, acquaintances or strangers).

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.

For more information visit the Courts ACT website: http://www.courts.act.gov.au/magistrates/courts/protection/How-to-register-an-order-from-another-State,-Territory-or-New-Zealand-in-the-ACT

Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022

On Friday 27 June, 2014, the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 was launched. More information about the Second Action Plan is available on the Department of Social Services website, and also available are shorter fact sheets to explain different aspects of the Plan.

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

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