Countering Violence Against Women and their Children

Australian Capital Territory Budget 2015-16 : For Canberra

Recent tragic deaths in our community serve as a stark reminder of the seriousness and impact of domestic violence. The ACT Government is determined to support our hard-working service providers, police and emergency services, community organisations and schools to help end this scourge of violence, and aid those experiencing such violence.

In 2015-16, the Government will:

Additional funding is one part of wider reforms

The ACT is the leading jurisdiction in Australia in its proactive and coordinated approach to violence against women and children.  During 2015 the Government will bring forward reforms beyond Budget initiatives, including:

The Government will establish a Coordinator-General for Domestic and Family Violence in the ACT which will oversee strategic efforts in this area and drive the Second Implementation Plan for the ACT Prevention of Violence against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017.

We will also work with stakeholders to implement recommendations from the Australian and New South Wales Law Reform Commissions Report: Family Violence – A National Legal Response.

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