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News & announcements

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Victoria’s family violence sector – whether that be a government funding announcement, new research publication or a cutting-edge initiative to support victim survivors of abuse. 

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The CSA reported family incidents increased by 6.7% since last year to a record high of 88,214 incidents. Herein we unpack the reasons why.

The funding will help Victoria Legal Aid, CLCs and Aboriginal legal services reach and provide vital legal support to more victim survivors of family violence.

Victorians experiencing increased family violence risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have their urgent applications heard by a judge within 72 hours.

Tailored to the COVID-19 context, the tip sheet will help frontline essential workers identify family violence and support those who are unsafe at home at the moment.

The Victorian Government has announced a $40.2 million funding package to provide accommodation and support to those experiencing or at risk of family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each month WESNET supplies hundreds of survivors with free, safe mobile phones. With extended government funding, it will continue to deliver this service through the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is a well-established link between disasters and family violence. Do you know how to best support those from fire-affected regions experiencing abuse?

As family and sexual violence rates are predicted to peak over the holiday period, we reflect on how response workers can support their wellbeing during this demanding time of year.