The Royal Commission into Family Violence final report has been released. The report was delivered to Government House on Tuesday and tabled in parliament yesterday.
Premier Daniel Andrews has said that this report is going to “change everything” and has promised to implement all of the 227 recommendations.
The recommendations include:
- support and Safety Hubs in local communities throughout Victoria, to make it easier for victims to find help and gain access to a greater range of services
- new laws to ensure that privacy considerations do not trump victims’ safety—with a Central Information Point to funnel information about perpetrators to the Hubs
- an immediate funding boost to services that support victims and families, additional resources for Aboriginal community initiatives and a dedicated funding stream for preventing family violence and
- a ‘blitz’ to rehouse women and children forced to leave their homes, supported by expanded individual funding packages (Royal Commission into Family Violence Summary and Recommendations 2016, p15).