Family violence organisations appeal to Government to reinstate funding for critical family funding

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has pledged to take action this year to tackle the issue of family violence, naming it as a priority COAG agenda item. However, family violence organisations and advocates continue to draw attention to significant funding gaps in critical services and programs.

No To Violence has joined with other services calling on Government to restore $2.4 million of funding from the family violence sector at the end of June, which will effectively cut $300,000 from men’s behaviour programs.

Rosie Batty and other advocates have also drawn attention to losses across the sector, including significant cuts to community legal centres. Continue reading

Homelessness services call on government to end funding uncertainty and resign the national partnership agreement

This month sixty organisations signed a joint letter urging Social Services Minister Scott Morrison to provide funding certainty to the housing and homelessness sector beyond 30th June 2015. In the absence of a renewed National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, services have expressed concern that the uncertainty is already impacting on programs and long term planning.

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Job opportunity: Regional Family Violence Integration Coordinator (Western District Area – South West)

Bethany is currently recruiting for a Regional Family Violence Integration Coordinator for the Western District Area – South West. This position plays a key role in guiding and facilitating the development of the strategic planning activities of the Integrated Family Violence (IFV) sector across the Western District area. Continue reading

Event: Her right to choose (26 March)

No To Violence is holding a one-day workshop in collaboration with CASA House to explore intimate partner sexual violence in men’s behaviour change work. Men’s behaviour change practitioners are invited to attend and share their existing approaches and practice tips towards inviting men to understand and take responsibility for their use of sexual violence. Continue reading