Domestic violence emergency accommodation

Safe places emergency accommodation
Womens refuges

Design guide for refuge accommodation for women and children

The purpose of this design guide is to assist those working towards improving refuge accommodation for vulnerable women and children escaping violence in the home.

Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families

This inquiry investigated how housing support for vulnerable families experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) can be best integrated with other types of support to enhance safety and wellbeing, including for women in different housing tenures, for Indigenous women and the integration of social housing...

Nowhere to turn 2020

This report provides an insight into what happens to those women who are unable to access refuge services after having to give up their homes to escape abuse. Many survivors supported by Women’s Aid’s caseworkers said that since leaving their home they had faced homelessness...
Media release

Urgent support for frontline domestic violence services

The Morrison Government will provide $32.5 million to states and territories to immediately bolster frontline services to protect those most at risk of domestic violence as a result of living changes enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Initiative: Domestic violence services increased
Media release

Virtual summit explores domestic and family violence victims’ safety during COVID-19

Tackling domestic and family violence in the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of Australia's first COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Virtual Summit today, with frontline service providers and sector experts helping the state government to chart a path forward. Initiative: $2 million for domestic and...
Media release

The Territory’s jobs rescue and recovery plan

The Territory Labor Government will deliver a $65 million Jobs Rescue & Recovery Plan to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus. Initiative: Home Improvement Scheme Initiative: Freeze on utilities
Media release

Unprecedented new social and economic support package released

The Social and Economic Support Package we have announced today is unprecedented in the history our state in both size, and breadth. Initiative: Social and Economic Support Packages Initiative: Freeze payment of the Community Fire levy next financial year Initiative: Increase pool of available houses...
Media release

$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home

Support services for people experiencing family and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic will be boosted by more than $3 million in Commonwealth funding. Initiative: Pandemic response to violence in the home
Media release

Commonwealth funding boost to address domestic and family violence during COVID-19

The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed $5 million in Commonwealth funding to help address domestic and family violence (DFV) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Commonwealth funding boost to address domestic and family violence during COVID-19
Media release

COVID-19 support for Canberrans facing homelessness or domestic and family violence

Today the ACT Government announced the details of $3 million in funding to provide support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence Initiative: Funding for service providers...
Media release

A safe place to escape family violence during coronavirus

The Victorian Government will ensure women and children escaping family violence have a safe place to go and the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Initiative: Crisis accommodation for people suffering or at risk of family violence
Media release

$5.5m to boost domestic violence services during COVID-19 pandemic

The Palaszczuk Government is taking urgent action to support domestic and family violence victims with the immediate injection of almost $5.5 million to help manage an anticipated increase in demand for services arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Boost to domestic violence services during COVID-19...
Conference paper

How an innovative housing investment scheme can increase social and economic outcomes for the disadvantaged

Apart from being perennially underfunded in a country recording rapid population growth, public housing policy is rarely innovative or exciting interest. This paper has one basic premise: that investment in affordable housing for low-income women provides both micro and macro economic benefits for cities and...