Women’s Safety Package
On Thursday 24 September 2015 the Australian Government announced a $100 million Women’s Safety Package to take action against family violence.
This announcement supports the work being undertaken as part of the National Plan to reduce Violence against Women and their Children (2010-2022).
The Package included funding for developing innovative ways of using technology to keep women safe (GPS trackers for perpetrators, safe phones and safety devices for homes), extending support services in remote Indigenous communities, as well as education resources to teach young people about respectful relationships.
It also helped current initiatives to develop their support services including 1800RESPECT, Mensline, Keeping Women Safe in their Homes and DV-Alert, as well as supported local caseworkers in domestic violence hotspots to better coordinate community services.
To find out more about the Women’s Safety Package you may like to read the Former Prime Minister’s media release. You may also like to view Rosie Batty’s two-minute message to all Australians as part of this significant announcement.
If you, or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au