Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor
The purpose of the Monitor is to hold the government and government agencies to account for implementing the family violence reform package that arose out of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The position was created after the Royal Commission into Family Violence released its report, and the Monitor is an independent officer of the Parliament.
The Monitor is required to independently monitor and report on the progress against the government’s family violence Implementation Plan (referred to by the Royal Commission as the State-wide Action Plan) and the recommendations outlined in the Royal Commission’s report. The Monitor is required to report the findings of his monitoring activities to Parliament “as at” 1 November each year. His first report covers the period from January 1 2017 – November 1 2017.
The role of the Monitor supports the effective implementation of the family violence reforms by:
- identifying and sharing better practice
- alerting decision makers to increased risks when they arise
The role includes reporting to Parliament and the community on the progress and effectiveness of the reforms.