Referenced literature

There are a range of Victorian Government policies, strategies and frameworks which further emphasise self-determination, social and emotional wellbeing and the right to live free from violence. These strategies and frameworks have been referenced throughout and informed by Nargneit Birrang.

Royal Commission into Family Violence 2016 - acknowledges the disproportionate impact of family violence on Aboriginal people, especially women and children, and the unique barriers that Aboriginal people face to getting help.

Ending family violence: Victoria's plan for change and Family Violence Rolling Action plan (2017-2020) - sets out the plan for how the Victorian Government will achieve implementation of all 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Voices of Hope - explores the lived experience of victim survivors to give government a deeper understanding of what’s needed for people to have a better experience of the service system and receive the support they need.

Building from Strength: 10 Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response - is a plan to create a flexible and dynamic workforce that puts equality, safety and accountability at the core of what they do.

Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way: Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families - is the key Aboriginal-led strategy that commits Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal services and government to work together and be accountable for ensuring Aboriginal people, families and communities are violence free, and built upon the foundation of Aboriginal self-determination.

Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework - is the government’s state-based outcomes framework that aims to improve outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.

Korin Korin Balit-Djak: Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety Strategic Plan 2017-2027 - strives to realise the Victorian Government’s vision for self-determining, healthy and safe Aboriginal people and communities.

Aboriginal Governance and Accountability Framework 2017-2027 - provides a forum for building stronger relationships between Aboriginal communities and the department and will involve Aboriginal communities in policy development and decision making, including resource allocation.

Balit Murrup: The Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Framework 2017-2027 - will improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Victorian Aboriginal people by reducing the incidence, severity and duration of mental illness, reducing suicide rates, and preventing and lessening the devastating impacts of family violence and alcohol and drug abuse.

Wungurilwil Gapgapduir Aboriginal Children and Families Agreement 2018 - commits to better outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people by building their connection to Culture, Country and community.

Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026 - ensuring Aboriginal people, at every stage of their learning and development journey, achieve their potential, succeed in life, and feel strong in their Cultural identity.

Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja - Aboriginal Justice Agreement - Phase 4 is a long-term partnership between government and Aboriginal communities to work together to improve Aboriginal justice outcomes, family and community safety and reduce over representation in the Victorian criminal justice system.

Advancing the Treaty process with Aboriginal Victorians - The Victorian Government is committed to establishing a treaty process as part of government's broader commitment to self-determination. This work is about creating a new relationship between government and the Aboriginal community to achieve long-term generational change and improved outcomes.