Launch of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

The Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children was launched on 28 October 2016 by the Prime Minister at the COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women. The Third Action Plan sets out an ambitious agenda for achieving change, focusing on: • Prevention and early…

Funding for community services to build climate resilience

The Community Service Climate Resilience program is aimed at helping organisations understand and prepare for the risk of natural disasters and climate change. While natural disasters and extreme weather events are rare, they may have significant impacts for community service providers and their clients. Funding and one-on-one consultant time is available for agencies to undertake…

Support and Safety Hubs

Regional Integration Committees, supported by Regional Integration Coordinators, have been recognised by the Royal Commission as key drivers to “create common platforms to support the integration of the Support and Safety Hubs into the regional family violence systems”. To begin this process on a regional level, the NIFVS Coordination Team have consulted with Family Violence…

Addressing family violence in communities recovering from emergencies

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed the ‘Addressing family violence in communities recovering from emergencies’ strategy to help reduce the risk and impact of family violence after emergencies, where research indicates there is an increased risk of escalation. The strategy will: increase awareness of local and regional family violence risks and impacts;…

Specialist Homelessness Services client profile released

This report examines the key characteristics of Specialist Housing Services’ clients between 2011-2015 in the following cohorts: rough sleepers, couch surfers, and residents of short-term or emergency accommodation.

According to the report, 78% of clients reported domestic or family violence. Information is provided according to gender, age and indigenous status.

Find the full report here.