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News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

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Additional Specialist Family Violence Courts Gazetted

On Thursday, 6 October, seven new Specialist Family Violence Courts (SFVC) were gazetted, including Melbourne and Broadmeadows.

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Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council – new members

The Victim Survivors' Advisory Council was formed in 2016, and is now Chaired by Kym Valentine. The Council will continue to contribute to Victoria's family violence reforms, including the design and implementation of The Orange Door Network and the development of a lived experience strategy.

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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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Join the NIFVS Team

The NIFVS team are seeking applications for a Project and Workforce Development Coordinator. The Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the implementation of family violence reforms in the region and coordinating the NIFVS family violence workforce training portfolio.

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Family Violence Group Work Calendar Term 4 Available

The Family Violence Group Work Calendar for Term 4 2022 is now available. The calendar includes a range of therapeutic groups for victim survivors, early intervention parenting groups and perpetrator behaviour change programs.

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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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