Labor’s lockdowns “magnified” Victoria’s family violence crisis

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams has been forced to admit today that Labor’s harsh lockdowns have “magnified” Victoria’s family violence crisis. It was in response to questioning in parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC), after shocking increases during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extended periods of enforced lockdown. It was […]

Survivors must be better supported

Today, the Victorian Liberal Nationals announce a plan to modernise reporting of sexual assault to enable survivors to take control of their case and help prevent future offending from occurring. As sexual offences have risen more than 24 per cent in Victoria over the last five years, a recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare […]

Family violence victims feeling less safe during Dan’s lockdown

Documents tabled today for the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) hearing have given a damning report on the real impact of Daniel Andrews’ lockdown on family violence supports for victims and perpetrators. The secret internal review, Family Violence Perpetrator Interventions Moving to Virtual Platforms, reveals: The adapted service model did not lead to victim […]