Auditor General’s report on the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

The Auditor General has released a report on the Department of Social Services’ activities relating to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The report stated that the department’s ‘effectiveness in implementing the National Plan is reduced by a lack of attention to implementation planning and performance measurement’. In addition,…

Migrant and Refugee Women Moving Beyond Family Violence Program

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence has a new initiative, inSpire, helping migrant and refugee women rebuild their lives, focusing on both their economic independence and emotional wellbeing. inSpire supports and empowers women and their children to overcome financial hardships, feel reconnected with the community and to start a new life. For more information see…

Campaign to Call Out Elder Abuse

The State Government is rolling out a new advertising campaign, Respect Older People – Call it Out, to encourage Victorians to call out elder abuse. The government has also funded $50,000 for an Elder Abuse Prevention Network Framework, to help promote awareness of elder abuse and prevention through workshops and education. World Elder Abuse Awareness…

Australian Law Reform Commission Delivers Review of Family Law System

The Australian Law Reform Commission report on the review of the family law system was released in April. The 60 recommendations for family law reform mainly focus on administrative changes that improve the efficiencies of the family court system. Recommendations include ‘closing the jurisdictional gap between the family court and state-based court systems, amending the factors…

Terms of Reference Released – Disability Royal Commission

The final Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Royal Commission into Violence, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability have been released. They include inquiring into: What governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, and how to achieve best practice…