Entries by darryl-dv

ACT’s domestic violence services stretched as reports peak during holiday period

The Executive Director of ACT’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service talked about a jump in demand for support services in December and January, with the service’s four-month “peak season” began in November.


Rosie Batty breaks down domestic abuse stereotypes with her bravery over son Luke’s murder

Rosie Batty’s Australian of the Year title would elevate the issue of domestic violence across the country – helping dispel the myth that it only happened in certain families, socio-economic groups or cultures, according to the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service.


Seminar – Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

On 25th November the Domestic Violence Prevention Council hosted a seminar called Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence.   It was held on White Ribbon Day when events are held across Australia to raise awareness of and educate about men’s violence against women, and to raise funds for the prevention work that White Ribbon does. They […]

Latest DVPC Consultations

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council recently undertook two consultations to inform our work, which closed on 31 January 2015. A wide range of organisations and individuals in the ACT contributed to them.

The Council sought views and ideas to inform it’s contribution about the content for the ACT’s 2nd Implementation Plan. The ACT is currently […]

Culture of hostility to women leads to domestic violence, say police chiefs

In this article Australia’s police commissioners have identified “vulgar and violent attitudes towards women” as a key cultural cause of unacceptably high rates of family violence and say it will not stop until men’s attitudes change. They have urged victims to report assaults to police. The article includes a comment by Australian Capital Territory chief […]