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Keeping women and children safe

The Victorian Government remains dedicated to addressing family violence, and implementing every single one of the 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission.

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We’ve already made a massive $2.7 billion investment – more than any other government in the nation.

And so far, we’ve implemented 120 of the Commission's recommendations, with another 107 underway.

We know that addressing family violence will take a long-term commitment. This Budget continues that effort, with a $185 million investment, including:

Holding perpetrators to account

$85 million to ensure perpetrators are held to account, including through behavioural change programs and intensive management of perpetrators with complex needs.

Better support for victims

  • $28.7 million for the Dhelk Dja 10-year Aboriginal Family Violence agreement including $9.9 million for three Orange Door access points for Aboriginal Victorians, ensuring culturally appropriate victim responses provided by Aboriginal family violence services
  • $23.9 million to better respond to and meet the needs of victim-survivors in emergency accommodation
  • $20.9 million to make sure victims of family violence and sexual assault have the support they need to rebuild their lives, including specialist support for Aboriginal Victorians

Recognising a growing need, this Budget also includes $3.1 million to continue to strengthen the family violence workforce.

Media release

Strengthening Support For Women, Children And Families

Reviewed 27 May 2019