Councils to report on their proposed measures to reduce family violence and respond to victims

Recommendation 094


Who is leading the change

Department of Health and Human Services

The Victorian Government amend section 26 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) — which requires that councils prepare a municipal public health and wellbeing plan—to require councils to report on the measures the council proposes to take to reduce family violence and respond to the needs of victims. Alternatively, the Victorian Government could amend section 125 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) —which requires each council to prepare a council plan—to require councils to include these measures in their council plan (rather than their health and wellbeing plans).