Plan for Change

Transforming our approach

Transforming our approach

Victim survivors told us the family violence system feels like a tangled mess. They found it impossible to navigate and easy to get lost in. They said the system contains so many barriers and dead-ends that it can be difficult to find help at all.

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines how we will deliver the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations, ensure victim survivor safety and build a future where Victorians live free from family violence.

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The urgent need for change

The urgent need for change

Family violence shatters lives. It inflicts physical injury, psychological trauma and emotional suffering. Its impacts can last a lifetime and, at its most heinous, can cause senseless deaths.

Family violence is a deeply gendered issue experienced in a range of different relationships. It can happen to anyone at any time and knows no socio-economic or cultural boundaries.

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Our immediate response

Our immediate response

We acted quickly to accept all 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the recommendations from the Coronial Inquest into the Death of Luke Batty.

In April 2016, we announced a $572 million statewide funding boost in the 2016/17 State Budget to start delivering on 65 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence’s most urgent recommendations.

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A future free from family violence

A future free from family violence

This Plan for Change outlines our vision of a future where all Victorians live free from family violence. We wanted everyone to contribute to its design, from victim survivors to services and the wider community.

Victoria is ready for, and committed to, this change.

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227 Recommendations

Tracking our progress in the Royal Commission
recommendations for change

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