New Action Plans to guide us towards a violence-free future for women and children

16 August 2023New Action Plans to guide us towards a violence-free future for women and children

Women’s safety is a national priority and the Australian Government is providing the focus and national leadership needed to deliver change.

Today we release the First Action Plan, Outcomes Framework and for the first time, and in genuine partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council on family, domestic and sexual violence – a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan.

The Action Plans outline the specific actions that will contribute to achieving the outcomes of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032 (National Plan). They outline government initiatives aimed at preventing, addressing, and responding to violence against women and children.

The purpose of the Outcomes Framework is to show where we want to be in 10 years.

We have a vision – to end gender-based violence in one generation. It’s ambitious, but not impossible.

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If you or someone you knows needs support regarding domestic, family or sexual violence, you can also visit or call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). This service is free, confidential and operates 24 hours a day.

Feeling worried or no good? No shame, no judgement, safe place to yarn. Speak to a 13YARN Crisis Supporter, call 13 92 76. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are concerned about your behaviour or use of violence, you can contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or visit

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