The National Centre of Excellence (NCE) is a key commitment under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).
The role of the NCE is to build a strong and lasting evidence base that will drive reform and inform policy and practice in the reducing of violence against women and their children. The NCE will provide a research hub for policy makers, practitioners and researchers to link up evidence based responses, as well as serve as a meeting point for strategic partnerships with a wide range of organisations, academics and key government and non-government stakeholders.
The Australian Government provided initial funding of $1 million to establish the NCE. From mid-2013 the Centre is receiving annual funding of $3 million, with the Australian Government providing $1.5 million annually and the remaining $1.5 million being provided by state and territory governments on a cost shared basis.
The NCE is based in Sydney and began operational work in early 2013.
Board Directors are:
- Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO (Chair)
- Emeritus Professor Reg Graycar
- Dr Melanie Heenan
- Ms Victoria Hovane
- Ms Shirley Slann
- Mr Ian Ward-Ambler
- Ms Maura Boland (NSW Government)
- Ms Cate McKenzie (Commonwealth Government)
- Ms Joslene Mazel (SA Government)
- Mr Simon Phemister (Victorian Government)
The NCE web site is being established and a link will be provided shortly.