Media Releases relating to Family Violence

50,000 Victorians Get The Help They Need At The Orange Door

July 12, 2019

More than 50,000 Victorians have been kept safe from the threat of family violence at an Orange Door, the Support and Safety Hubs rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited the Orange Door in Frankston today – one of five […]

Preventing Family Violence With Women’s Health Services

June 26, 2019

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today in Kyneton announced $1.2 million to support 12 women’s health services across the state. […]

More Patients Helped With Preventing Family Violence

June 3, 2019

Patients in Victorian public hospitals will get the support they need if they’re experiencing family violence, with new funding to train health workers in spotting the signs and offering help. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the funding today at the 2019 Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence forum in Bendigo. The […]

More Police And An Even Stronger Focus On Family Violence

April 26, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more police to major regional centres and Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs – as well as more family violence officers than ever before – with another 709 officers due to hit the beat over the next year. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Deputy Commissioner Rick […]

Calling Out Sexual Harassment

April 7, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging commuters to call out sexual harassment with a new campaign starting today. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched the next round of the Respect Women: Call it Out series. The new advertisements will run across TV, print media, social media and in metropolitan city loop […]

Everybody Matters – A Family Violence System Supporting All

April 5, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to ensure all Victorians can access the family violence support that they deserve. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched a 10-year inclusion and equity statement to ensure Victoria’s family violence system supports all Victorians. The world-first statement was a key response to the Royal […]

More Support For Thousands Of Sexual Assault Survivors

April 3, 2019

An extra 2,800 survivors of sexual assault across Victoria will receive crisis support and counselling as a result of a five-million dollar funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the new funding during a visit to Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) today. Nineteen services state-wide, […]

Three Years Of Reform To Keep Women And Children Safe

March 28, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government has implemented more than half of the 227 recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams joined Rosie Batty today to mark three years since the Commission delivered its landmark report and release an update on the delivery […]

Making Progress On Family Violence Overhaul

March 21, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to end family violence are laying the foundations for long-term prevention, a report by the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor has found. The Labor Government established an Australian-first Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2014 and has since invested more than $2.7 billion to implement all 227 recommendations made. […]

New Energy Retail Protections For Victims Of Family Violence

March 19, 2019

Energy retailers will be required to recognise family violence as a form of financial difficulty and consider this before pursuing debt, with an updated retail code planned to protect the rights of affected customers. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams welcomed the proposed new Energy Retail Code, which was a recommendation of the […]

Recognising Family Violence In The Workplace

March 8, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced guidelines to recognise family violence as an issue of workplace safety and help employers support workers experiencing violence. For too long, family violence was ignored as a private issue in the workplace. This new guideline recognises family violence as a workplace hazard – just like any other workplace health […]

Record Funding To Reduce Domestic Violence

Commonwealth Media Release by Prime Minister Morrison

March 5, 2019

Combating violence against women and children remains one of the Morrison Government’s top priorities, as part of its plan to keep Australians safe.

Thank You To Tim Cartwright

February 8, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government thanks Tim Cartwright APM for the work he has done during three years as the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, as we work to end violence once and for all. The position of Monitor was an important part of the Labor Government’s landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence to ensure the […]

Supporting Koorie Communities To Stop Family Violence

February 7, 2019

Aboriginal organisations across Victoria will be supported with new funding for family violence prevention and early intervention initiatives, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to self-determination. A total of 11 Aboriginal-led organisations and community groups will benefit from the Preventing the Cycle of Violence Aboriginal Fund for the first time, which will see […]

Keeping Women And Children Safe This Holiday Period

December 20, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up its support for family violence services ahead of the holiday period where Victoria Police record a spike in family violence incidents. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today met with workers at The Orange Door in Frankston as they brace themselves for their busiest time […]

Legal Grants To Support Vulnerable Victorians
October 29, 2018
Women and children escaping family violence and Victorians with mental illness are among those who will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s funding boost for organisations providing legal assistance and programs. Attorney-General Martin Pakula announced $4.55 million in grants today on the 10th anniversary of the Victorian Legal Services Board grant funding program. Under the […]
Frankston’s Orange Door Service At Risk From Liberal Cuts
October 25, 2018
Four of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs – the Orange Door – are now open, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and deliver every recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today joined workers in Frankston at the new […]
Gippsland’s Orange Door Service At Risk From Liberal Cuts
October 22, 2018
The next of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs – the Orange Door – will soon be open, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and deliver every recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today got a first look a
Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In Macedon
October 16, 2018
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in Macedon. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced more than $180,000 in funding for local government programs that will help keep the women and children of Macedon safe. Councils work closely with local families, […]
Respect Victoria Becomes Independent Prevention Authority
October 4, 2018
Resources to stop family violence were strengthened today with the official establishment of Respect Victoria as an independent statutory authority. The new agency, which opened on 1 August, will lead the state’s prevention efforts in changing the attitudes, social norms and culture that result in family violence and violence against women. The establishment of Respect […]