The ACT has developed a Strategy – Our Responsibility: Ending violence against women and children – that aligns with the National Plan.
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.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Council and Women’s centre for Health Matters jointly hosted the seminar on 13 October to coincide with Anti-Poverty week. The week was chosen for this seminar because we wanted to highlight that poverty can be an issue for women in the ACT. And in particular, domestic violence can create unique circumstances of financial hardship for women living in and leaving a violent relationship, as well as in the longer term. The seminar focused on strengthening local knowledge and understanding in the ACT about the links to poverty and hardship for women from living with and leaving domestic violence, including understanding what women experienced. The seminar also provided information about what financial supports and services are available for this group of women.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Council contributed a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence.
Canberra Times article on 25 July 2014
ACT domestic violence deaths set for review.
ABC News article on 26 July 2014
Domestic violence deaths in ACT to be reviewed.
ABC Four Corners interview on 14 July 2014
Interview with the mother of Luke Batty who was murdered by his father:
Rosie’s Story, reported by Geoff Thompson and presented by Kerry O’Brien.
ABC ACT 7.30 Report on 1 August 2014
With fewer legal resources available, more women face representing themselves in court after DV.
ABC ACT 7.30 Report on 19 September 2014
Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence
ABC ACT 7.30 Report on 4 April 2014
ACT advocates say it’s time to shine some light on the dark subjects of domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s also time to stop blaming the victim.
Domestic violence in the Media
- Canberra MLA, Bec Cody reveals her story about being a DV survivorAugust 23, 2019 - 1:20 pm
- Changes to the Safer Families Grants Program allow easier access to grants of up to $2,000 for people who have experienced domestic and family violence.November 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
- We need to ‘see’ kids impacted by domestic violenceNovember 6, 2018 - 2:04 pm
- Access to restorative justice expanded to victims of family violence and sexual offencesNovember 5, 2018 - 10:42 am
- ACT’s unique approach to Family Violence OrdersMarch 2, 2018 - 2:13 pm
- ACT Violence Prevention Awards 2017November 28, 2017 - 11:24 am
- ACT 2nd implementation plan for domestic and family violenceAugust 27, 2015 - 4:33 pm
- ACT government responds to new Canberra domestic violence report with a call for increased awarenessAugust 13, 2015 - 2:50 pm
- ACT domestic violence workers trained to better respond to technological abuseAugust 13, 2015 - 2:48 pm
- Domestic Violence Orders on their own can make violence worseApril 7, 2015 - 1:40 pm
DVPC reports and submissions
This section contains Submissions, research reports, and other papers prepared by the Domestic Violence Prevention Council relating to domestic violence.
- DVPC Extraordinary Meeting Report 2018October 12, 2018 - 9:35 am
- Final DVPC Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Inquiry into Domestic and Family ViolenceNovember 20, 2017 - 12:03 pm
- ACT Domestic and Family Violence Data Collection Project ReportSeptember 12, 2017 - 11:03 am
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Forum: Domestic and Family Violence forumJune 19, 2017 - 1:11 pm
- Review of Domestic and Family Violence Deaths in the ACTJune 19, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Events and Consultations
The Domestic Violence Prevention Council works to raise public awareness of the issues involved with domestic violence. Following are the details of upcoming events and details about past activities.
- Addressing the needs of children and young people impacted by family violenceMarch 7, 2018 - 2:39 pm
- 16 Days of Activism EventNovember 28, 2017 - 11:21 am
- Seminar – Working with Perpetrators of Domestic ViolenceNovember 23, 2014 - 8:23 am
- Latest DVPC ConsultationsNovember 22, 2014 - 10:09 pm
- Seminar – The financial impacts and costs on women living with and leaving domestic violenceOctober 29, 2014 - 10:06 am
Follow the links to find out more about the ACT and National Plans, and to relevant websites, research and publications.
- Fourth Action Plan 2019-2022August 23, 2019 - 1:22 pm
- New AIHW Report on family, domestic and sexual violenceMarch 2, 2018 - 2:08 pm
- National Domestic Violence Order SchemeNovember 28, 2017 - 11:25 am
- Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022November 6, 2014 - 10:13 am
- ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017October 29, 2014 - 10:18 am