New anti-domestic violence minister Pru Goward highlights prevention

Original article published on Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2015 by Rachel Olding The country’s first dedicated domestic violence minister has promised to radically shift the government’s focus to preventing violence rather than “picking up the broken pieces after a tragedy”. Pru Goward was appointed Australia’s first Minister for the…

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Dates announced for The 2015 Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference

The Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference will be hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc. in Canberra on 8-9 October. The Conference will bring together Policy Makers, Government, Practitioners, NGO’s, Councillors, Academics, Mental Health specialists, Service Providers, HR Professionals and Victims Support Groups from Australia and New Zealand. The…

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Senate committee calls for education boost on domestic violence

The federal government should put respectful relationships training on the national curriculum in order to tackle domestic violence, a Senate committee has found. An interim report of an inquiry into domestic violence has also recommended that more than $100 million in funding cuts be restored to community legal centres and…

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The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022

Domestic and family violence and sexual assault are crimes that must be stopped. In Australia, around one in three women has experienced physical violence, and almost one in five has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. That is why the Commonwealth, state and territory governments worked with the…

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Time to act on domestic violence

Sydney Morning Herald Editorial published 7 March 2014 In the shadows behind the curtains, in the black of night. In the disturbed minds of those who said they loved you, in the bruises you hide. In the murky depths of despair, desperate to escape. In the emptiness all alone, frozen…

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