Remote Court Hearings Legislated

New laws to ensure the justice system can continue to operate safely, effectively and efficiently in the recovery stage of COVID-19 have passed Victorian Parliament.      The Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021 makes permanent a range of temporary measures introduced in response to COVID-19 throughout the justice system and aims…

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Fifth Anniversary of Royal Commission into Family Violence

This week marked the fifth anniversary of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Royal Commission involved 25 days of public hearings, community conversations with more than 800 Victorians, and almost 1,000 written submissions.  Victim survivors, families of those who experienced violence, experts in the field and service providers generously and courageously shared their experiences…

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Northern Services March4Justice

Women’s Health In The North, Northern CASA, Northern Community Legal Centre, Fitzroy Legal Service and Reservoir Neighbourhood House were amongst services in the north to attend the March4Justice in Melbourne to demand an end to gendered violence. The march followed recent allegations of sexual assault, centred around federal parliament. Read the joint statement from DV…

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Participate in Women with Disability eSafety Research

The eSafety Commissioner has engaged Queensland University of Technology to conduct research on technology-facilitated abuse involving women with intellectual or cognitive disability in the context of domestic and family violence. This research is being supported by QUT partners: the Women’s, Services Network, WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc. and South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and…

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Fast Track Intensive Leadership Program

DV Vic/ DVRCV have announced that applications are now open for Fast Track, a 10-week intensive leadership program for emerging leaders working to prevent and respond to family violence and violence against women. Tailored for specialist family violence and primary prevention practitioners, Fast Track builds knowledge in feminist leadership, advocacy, policy, staff and organisation development, creating…

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