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An audit of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children has cast doubt over its effectiveness, highlighting issues around monitoring and reporting.
The Tasmanian government is arguing that people who suffer emotional abuse and intimidation - rather than physical violence - should not be eligible for victims of crime compensation.
A parliamentary inquiry into elder abuse is being established in South Australia, something the Council on the Ageing says is long overdue. A specialist lawyer in elder law says while the inquiry may address community attitudes and policy, the criminal justice system also needs to...
A new coalition of domestic violence experts in Victoria says there's a growing demand for skilled workers to support victims. The Victorian government has just given the family violence support sector an $87 million boost. Family violence organisations say it's welcome money, but they don't...
The Victorian government has appointed a former top cop to ensure it implements all 227 recommendations from its Family Violence Royal Commmission. The former acting commissioner of the state's police force, Tim Cartwright, says his role will be totally independent, but that he will be...
For the first time in Australia, a government is levying its residents to fund services for survivors of domestic violence.
The people of the ACT will pay $30 dollars each to fund a $21 million reform package called the 'Safer Families' program.
A Senate committee's told the Government to reverse its budget cuts to legal services because they are increasing the danger of domestic violence.
The interim report was released on 19 March to pressure the Government as it prepares its next budget.