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Increase funding to specialist family violence services in the 2016-17 State Budget


Who is leading the change

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet

In the 2016–17 State Budget the Victorian Government give priority to:

  • providing an immediate funding boost to increase the capacity of specialist family violence services and Integrated Family Services to respond to existing demand
  • implementation of the Commission’s recommendations that relate to that budget period
  • In April 2016, the Victorian Government announced a $572 million package over two years as part of the 2016–17 State Budget to start delivering on the Royal Commission into Family Violence's recommendations. It marked the first step in a long-term process to overhaul the system, improve the lives of victim survivors and change attitudes towards women.

    The initial funding package extended across metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities and provides more crisis housing, support services and specialist services for children and Aboriginal Victorians. It also supported programs to promote respect, equality and safety in the community and schools.

    In May 2017, we announced 1.9 billion over four years to help implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. This is the largest single investment by any state, territory or federal government to address and prevent family violence. It includes setting up 17 "support and safety hubs" to provide information, triage and access services for victims, establishing a family violence coordination agency and family violence industry planning.

  • This recommendation is implemented.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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