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Fourth Action Plan Endorsed by Council of Australian Governments

Fourth Action Plan Endorsed by Council of Australian Governments

On the 9th of August 2019, The Council of Australian Governments endorsed the fourth and final action plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022

Informed by stakeholder feedback from over 600 individuals and 400 organisations plus evidence and data gathered through the Third Action Plan, the Fourth Action Plan strives to “improve existing initiatives, address gaps in previous action plans, and provide a platform for future policy to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence.” 

 The Fourth Action Plan’s agenda is comprised of five national priority areas, including: 

  • Primary prevention
  • Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
  • Respecting and responding to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
  • Responding to sexual violence and sexual harassment
  • Improving support and service system responses.

In these coming months, the Commonwealth, state and territory governments will work together to develop a national implementation plan, specifying how the Fourth Action Plan's priorities will be delivered, monitored and evaluated. 

Some grants under the Fourth Action Plan are now open for application and can be found on the Community Grants Hub website and the Grant Connect website.

To view the Fourth Action Plan, click here