Category Archives: Violence

Release of report from Queensland Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence

The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland released their report on 28 February. The report titled, ‘Not Now, not Ever’ reviewed the complex system that supports and co-ordinates responses to domestic violence. The report made recommendations to … Continue reading

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Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

The Second Action Plan 2013-16 is the second of four stages of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The Second Action Plan outlines how the Commonwealth, state and territory governments plan to move ahead … Continue reading

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Our Watch was established to engage the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.

Our Watch was established as an initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The organisation drives nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their … Continue reading

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Release of the National Plan

The Australian Government released the first ever National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women.

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Family Violence: A National Legal Response published

The Australian Law Reform Commission published Family Violence: A National Legal Response.

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National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children established

In May 2008 the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, and the Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, announced the establishment of an eleven-member National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children … Continue reading

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National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

The Commonwealth Government sets up the National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children.

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Preventing violence before it occurs published

Preventing violence before it occurs was a framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria. The paper suggested that action to prevent violence against women is best guided by three interrelated themes. These … Continue reading

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The Health Costs of Violence: Measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence published

VicHealth published important research The Health Costs of Violence: Measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence which showed that “… intimate partner violence is all too common, has severe and persistent effects on women’s physical and mental … Continue reading

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Access Economics reports that domestic violence costs the Australian economy $8.1 billion per year

This ground breaking report, found that the total annual cost of domestic violence in 2002–03 was estimated to be $8.1 billion. The largest contributor was pain, suffering and premature mortality, at $3.5 billion. The research showed that the largest cost … Continue reading

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