Family Violence

Apr 16

For some Victorians, home is the least safe place they could be.


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Nov 12

Many Victorians would remember the death of Luke Batty in 2014, killed by his father at a cricket pitch. This


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Sep 24

To live a good life, people need to be free from abuse in all its forms. Economic abuse is insidious


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May 31

No to Violence takes us inside the court system and explains the work of those tasked with engaging with men affected


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Dec 1

Young people are falling through gaps in support systems, couch surfing in widespread numbers, with little formal support or protection.


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Nov 28

Güler Altunbas' story of reclaiming her happiness after a lifetime of physical, emotional and sexual violence.


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May 24

Violent men always always seek to justify and explain away their actions. Here's how they do it.


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May 4

There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and


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Aug 25

Would a business unveil a new product without first engaging in extensive market testing? Of course not. Yet, in the


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Apr 28

Summary The Family Violence Royal Commission report was a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of


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Apr 13

The Roadmap to Reform: strong families safe children package announced today is an important step towards improving the wellbeing of


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In this blog, VCOSS summarises some of the key funding and policy initiatives announced in today’s package, responding to the


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Apr 1

In its response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, VCOSS called the report “a landmark moment and a turning


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Oct 1

This week the State Coroner, Judge Ian Gray, handed down his findings from the inquest into the tragic death of


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Jun 1

Victoria’s escalating rate of family violence demands a societal shift in thinking that calls our entire community to focus on


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Preventing family violence, and responding holistically to the people who experience it is complex and multi-dimensional, and beyond the capability


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May 5

Prevent family violence VCOSS welcomes $81.3 million funding in the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget that delivers on a range of


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Apr 30

Family violence is deeply traumatic for the people and families involved, and has consequences for the justice, health, housing, education


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Apr 22

Finding ways to connect people with the information and services that can support them can be a challenge. VCOSS member,


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Apr 7

City of Whittlesea leads the way with its Safe in Our Homes, Safe in Our Communities Family Violence and Gender


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Mar 17

With a shocking increase in the number Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Victoria, VCOSS supports


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Mar 10

Forty years since women earned the right to equal pay for equal work, it is a poor reflection on Australia


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Feb 23

The commencement of the Royal Commission and the increased support for organisations to be able to cope with increased demand


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