Ask your federal MP to support National Affordable Housing Agreement-funded services and housing

Homelessness Australia are requesting individual and organisational campaign supporters to write to their local MPs and the Treasurer. Building on the success of their last action, which appears to have resulted in hundreds of emails being sent to the Prime Minister’s office, further advocacy is needed before the Treasurer’s address at AHURI on 10 April.…

New laws strengthen Intervention Orders

In response to recommendations from the Family Violence Royal Commission, the Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017 is making changes to speed up and simplify the process for serving Intervention Orders, allowing pre-recorded evidence to be used in certain instances and increasing protection for children and introducing new measures to prevent abuse of the Intervention…

Saving pets from family violence

The Victorian government has committed $100,000 towards assisting pets who are in danger due to family violence. Safe Steps, Lort Smith Animal hospital, the RSPCA and the Municipal Association of Victoria will be funded to work together with women, children and their pets.  This gives ‘validity to the concept that pets are important during family…

Kildonan Domestic Violence program wins award

Kildonan UnitingCare South Asian Men’s Behaviour Change Program has been recognised with a silver award in the community-led category of the 2016 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA). Kildonan began the program in 2013 in response to ‘significant rates of family violence occurring within South Asian communities’. Congratulations to Kildonan for the recognition they…