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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Family Violence Sector News

Practice Lead Community of Practice

Safe and Equal are recommencing the Practice Lead Community of Practice for practice leaders, or anyone undertaking similar duties, who are responsible for supporting MARAM best practice.

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Family Court Reform – Victim Survivor Survey 

Former Federal Labor MP Emma Husar is running a campaign to get a Royal Commission into the Family Courts, with a particular focus on how Section 121 of the Act which mandates that people can’t speak publicly about proceedings negatively impacts victim survivors, particularly children, and is a form of systems collusion with perpetrators.  

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Have Your Say about the Housing Crisis

This July, Everybody's Home is launching the People's Commission into the Housing Crisis, a platform for everyday people to share their housing experiences on a nationwide scale.   Organisations can Take the Impact Survey to help Everybody's Home better understand what the housing crisis looks like for frontline service providers and their clients.

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Supporting Businesses and Workplaces to Respond to Family Violence

Safe and Equal are supporting businesses and workplaces to meet their OH&S and Fair Work obligations in relation to domestic and family violence.

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Federal Budget Analysis

Within the federal budget 2023-24, a further $326.7 million will be funded across four years (with $19.4 million per year ongoing) to deliver women’s safety initiatives under the National Plan.

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Workforce Pulse Survey Results

The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Workforce Pulse Survey (WP Survey) was conducted by Family Safety Victoria between September and October 2022.

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Contribute to Evaluation of the LGBTIQA+ Family Violence Reform Initiatives

FSV invite participation in the evaluation of the LGBTIQA+ Family Violence Reform Initiatives.

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Respond to Family Violence in Muslim Communities Training

The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights offers face-to-face and online training workshops to organisations. AMWCHR are now offering paid training and consultation to increase sector capacity to recognise and respond to the needs of Muslim women, children and families.  

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Funding for Women with Disabilities Victoria

Workers in the family violence prevention and disability sectors will be better equipped with the skills to prevent violence against women with disabilities thanks to a funding boost to Women with Disabilities Victoria.

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Baby Makes 3 Program Receives Further Funding

Building on the work of program lead healthAbility, the Baby Makes 3 program has received $1.2 million from the state government. Baby Makes 3 works to build equal and respectful relationships for families who are becoming parents for the first time.

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