NIFVS Forum – What She Needs to Know: Supporting victim survivors of family violence through the legal system

On 14 November 2017, 100 workers attended the NIFVS Forum to find out more about supporting victim survivors of family violence through the legal system. Presenters from Victoria Police, community legal centres, courts and specialist family violence services explained what to expect from Victoria Police; how to achieve safe experiences and positive outcomes through the…

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia withdraw from 1800Respect

The Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia have withdrawn from 1800Respect after deciding not to proceed with the subcontract with the lead agency, Medibank Health Solutions. They believe the subcontract would be inconsistent with the values, ethics, quality counselling practices and work-place relations that are foundational to their organisation and culture. As a result of…

Natalie Hutchins appointed as Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence

In a statement earlier this month Premier Daniel Andrews announced: ‘Natalie Hutchins has been a fierce advocate for gender equality and is a longstanding member of the Government’s Family Violence Cabinet Committee. She will honour the legacy of the late Fiona Richardson by helping implement every recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in…