Campaign secures 12-month extension on the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)

After significant campaigning by organisations across the country, the Federal Government has agreed to extend NPAH funding for another year. 180 services providing services to 80,000 Australians experiencing crisis related to homelessness and family violence will continue to get the assistance they need. Although the decision has been welcomed, the sector has expressed concern that…

Provide feedback on the draft legislative model for Child Safety and Wellbeing Information Sharing

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended addressing obstacles regarding information sharing. As a result, a proposed legislative model of Child Safety and Wellbeing Information Sharing for Victoria has been developed. ‘The proposed reforms are designed to improve the existing system of information sharing in Victoria as it relates to children and young people. These…

Report Released: Neither seen nor heard – Inquiry into issues of family violence in child deaths

The Commission for Children and Young People’s report details systemic failures in child death cases in situations where children had experienced family violence. The inquiry found that services often lacked understanding of risks and the impact of family violence on children. The report made a series recommendations including: • a dedicated focus on children’s unique…

Merri Health receives additional funding for family violence support for multicultural communities

The Victorian Government announced additional funding for family violence prevention programs in culturally diverse communities. “A $200,000 investment over two years will fund tailored programs – run by and for women from diverse cultural backgrounds – to bolster women’s leadership and economic independence.” One of the organisations funded is Merri Health in Coburg. They have…

On the Shoulders of Giants – Workforce Resilience Forum

On Tuesday 8 November, over 60 participants explored strategies to enhance workforce resilience in a forum co-hosted by Northern Integrated Family Violence Services and the Northern Indigenous Family Violence Action Group. After hearing about the impact of trauma from psychologist Shawn Goldberg and strategies to build a resilient workforce from a panel, participants discussed workforce…