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Provide Feedback on Draft National Principles to Address Coercive Control

Contribute to the Consultation Draft of the National Principles to Address Coercive Control. The consultation process closes on Friday 11 November 2022. To access the draft National Principles and respond to the survey, visit the Attorney-General’s Department website.

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National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-32 Released

National Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children is an important policy that sets the priorities for continued action and investment to address gender-based violence. It represents a shared commitment across all levels of government to issues such as prevention, early intervention, responses to victim-survivors and perpetrators, as well as recovery and healing.

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Advocate for Further Investment in Family Violence this Election

Safe and Equal has launched its Victorian Election Platform in the lead up to the Victorian 2022 State Election.

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Attend New MARAM Elder Abuse Training

Practitioners can now attend Identification of Family Violence against Older People (Elder Abuse) – victim survivor focused eLearn training.

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Challenges in Implementing Mandatory Minimum Qualification

DFFH has issued an update to Recommendation 209, recognising the recruitment challenges that specialist services are facing in relation to the Mandatory Minimum Qualification policy.

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Federal Circuit and Family Court Enhance Risk Assessment

The Lighthouse Project is an innovative approach taken by the Federal Circuit and Family Court to screen for risk.

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EOIs Sought for Housing and Support Pilot

FSV are seeking expressions of interest from organisations with expertise in providing housing and/or family violence services to victim survivors of family violence to deliver an 18-month pilot to meet the medium-term housing and support needs of victim survivors.

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The Orange Door NEMA Opens Epping Access Point

The Orange Door (TOD) North East Melbourne Area has officially opened its Epping Access Point. TOD Epping is hosted by DPV Health.

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Family Violence and Disability Practice Leader Initiative – Secondary Consultations

The Family Violence and Disability Practice Leader at Berry Street has been employed as part of the Family Violence and Disability Practice Leader Initiative.

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Remote Court Hearing Support Service Assists AFMs

Affected Family Members (AFMs) now have the option to attend Magistrates’ Court hearings without going to a court building.

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