Applications for the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program

Applications for the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program are now open. Nothing meant more to Joan than seeing young, talented women succeed. As Victoria’s first and only female Premier, Joan’s legacy is characterised by her commitment to promoting and mentoring talented women. In partnership with Leadership Victoria, the Joan Kirner Young and […]

Rosie Batty’s outgoing Australian of the Year speech

January 27 2016 By ROSIE BATTY Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and elders both past and present. I would also like to acknowledge the significant impact that Family Violence has on our Aboriginal and Torre Strait Island Communities. Our Aboriginal women are 35% more […]

Mildura Purse Project

FLYER: PurseProject_Mildura Purse Project Workshops (27Jan-18Feb2016) Purse Project: What are you carrying in your purse? “I have hardly enough money to manage.” “I don’t like to think about my finances as I know I’m spending more than I have. It’s actually a little bit embarrassing.” “My ex-partner was the money manager. I have no idea […]

New child abuse laws come into force across Victoria

From ABC News online 01/01/2016: Legislation to help protect children from abuse has come into force across Victoria. The new legislation aims to ensure that all organisations dealing with children have the measures in place to prevent and respond to child abuse. The new rules will apply to all organisations that receive government funding or […]

Family Safety Pack

The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage. The pack aims to reduce violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, by ensuring they understand their rights and where to get support if needed. It also aims […]

More research needed to understand suitable perpetrator interventions

Release date: 09/12/2015 Media release Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Women,  Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service A new report released today highlights the need for more research to build our understanding of ‘what works’ to effectively hold male perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence to account. The landmark […]

Country areas pull together to tackle family violence

Australian of the Year and anti-family violence campaigner Rosie Batty believes that regional towns like Mildura are in a unique position to address Australia’s family violence “epidemic”, suggesting that the culture of regional areas “pulling together” could be harnessed to help tackle the problem. Speaking in Mildura at the Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment […]