What is the five-year legislative review?
The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (the Act) provides the legislative basis for the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Central Information Point (CIP) in Part 5A. Part 11 of the Act provides the basis for the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM). The Act requires that a review be conducted in the 5th years of operation of the FVISS and CIP provisions and the first 5 years of operation of the MARAM provisions (ss 144SA and 195).
What has been achieved so far?
The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor (FVRIM) has been appointed to undertake the review, and this review will focus on the operation of the legislative provisions, rather than the implementation of the scheme and framework. The FVRIM has called for submissions to inform the Review. They are seeking the views of organisations, individual practitioners, advocates and others who may be impacted by the legislative provisions.
What is planned next?
The FVRIM is calling for submissions to inform the Review. They are seeking the views of organisations, individual practitioners, advocates and others who may be impacted by the legislative provisions. To make a submission on behalf of an organisation or as an individual practitioner visit Engage Victoria. https://engage.vic.gov.au/review-of-family-violence-information-sharing-and-risk-management
Submissions can be made up until 22 August 2022. The submission website includes some detailed questions to help guide your submission if you wish to respond to these.
If you would like further information about the Review or call for submissions process, or to consult with the Monitor, please contact email@example.com.
The FVRIM has indicated the following timeline for the Review:
- Consultation: June to November 2022
- Call for submissions: June to August 2022
- Draft report for review: February 2023
- Final Report to Minister: May 2023
- Review tabled in Parliament: August 2023