Reducing Violence

  • Fourth Action Plan endorsed by COAG
    On 9 August 2019, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022, agreeing on five national priorities to reduce family, domestic and sexual violence.

  • Announcement of Commonwealth Contribution to the Fourth Action Plan
    On 5 March 2019, the Australian Government announced a $328 million package to reduce violence against women and their children.

  • The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children
    Released on 15 February 2011, the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 brings together the efforts of governments across Australia to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women.

  • 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.

  • Family Safety Pack
    The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information about Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault, forced and early marriage, family violence and partner visas, dowry abuse, female genital mutilation, LGBTIQ relationships, trafficking and slavery. The family safety pack also includes important information about essential services and emergency contacts in Australia.

  • Our Watch
    Our Watch is an independent, not for profit organisation established to drive nationwide change in culture, behaviours and power imbalances to prevent violence against women and their children. It is a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (2010-2022).

  • Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)
    Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is Australia’s first national research body on reducing violence against women and their children. It is a key commitment under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy
    The Australian Government's Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy Fact sheet

  • Help and Support
    Crisis line numbers and help and support information for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

  • Safety programs
    Safety programs related to and for victims of domestic violence.

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