Maribyrnong City Council has been supporting the talents of a brilliant array of women coordinating their own events over the weekend of International Women’s Day and throughout 2015. Continue reading
The Department of Health & Human Services and Brimbank City Council are hosting a Forum on Family Violence during Cultural Diversity Week. The forum will include key note speakers from different organisations who will present and participate in a panel discussion. Light lunch and cultural entertainment will be provided. Continue reading
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
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.
On Valentine’s Day Australian of the Year Rosie Batty launched a new smartphone app called iMatter. Community agency Doncare developed the app to raise awareness on family violence and encourage young people, particularly women between 16 and 25, to think about what is healthy in a relationship.
The impact of utility debt is a major concern for women leaving violence. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has written to the Energy Retailers Association of Australia to draw their attention how misconduct in this area can contravene Australian consumer law. Continue reading
The bi-annual Victorian Homelessness Conference will be held in Melbourne on September 17th and 18th. This event will host speakers from Victorian and interstate and is suitable for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and managers from the homelessness and allied sectors. Registrations open in February
Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is seeking a professional with a strong commitment to enhancing rights and opportunities for women and children to join their team. The RAMP Development Officer will support the implementation of new multi-agency risk assessment and risk management panels (RAMPs) across Victoria. Continue reading
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
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