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Our vision

A safe and supportive community, where domestic, family and sexual violence is not tolerated in any form.

Three pillars of response

1. Primary prevention

Short-term actions (within one year)

  • Reframed violence against women collaborations
  • Employment and leadership strategy.

Medium-term actions (within one-to-two years)

  • Develop a primary prevention toolkit for local government
  • Expand Women's Information Service children's centre program
  • Ensure government funding supports respectful representations of women and domestic violence policies.

Long-term actions (within three-to-four years)

  • Working with business.

2. Services and support

Short-term actions (within one year)

  • Pets.

Medium-term actions (within one-to-two years)

  • Early intervention in community settings
  • Perpetrator referral pathway into the Family Safety Framework and responses to children and young people
  • Risk assessment tool
  • Safety hubs
  • Interest-free loans
  • 24/7 domestic violence crisis line
  • Crisis accommodation
  • Perpetrator interventions
  • Safety-first response
  • Domestic violence packages
  • National tenancy research
  • Child protection and domestic violence interface.

Long-term actions (within three-to-four years)

  • Data
  • Affordable housing pathways
  • Improved system pathways
  • Awareness-raising for health and education professionals in recognising domestic and family violence
  • Sexual harassment in licenced industries
  • Workforce.

3. Justice

Short-term actions (within one year)

  • Reducing re-offending
  • Awareness-raising campaign.

Medium-term actions (within one-to-two years)

  • Family court and risk assessment guidelines
  • Mandated perpetrator programs and accommodation expansion
  • Review of systemic responses to domestic, family and sexual violence.

Long-term actions (within three-to-four years)

  • Lower risk threshold for the family safety framework.


  • Data and evidence base
  • Monitoring our impact and evaluation.
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