29 July 2021
Today, when the National Women’s Safety Summit was set to open, Australia’s family and domestic violence sector has united behind a roadmap for women’s safety that they say must form the foundation of the government’s next National Plan.
In an Australian first, 22 peak bodies, advocates and leading organisations in family, domestic and sexual violence services – from every state and territory – have come together to issue a joint letter that lays out a shared vision and pathway to a safer future where everyone affected by gendered violence has the support they need.
27 July 2021
2 July 2021
30 June 2021
No to Violence welcomes the New South Wales Parliament’s Joint Select Committee report on Coercive Control. The report unanimously recommends the criminalisation of coercive control, but that criminalisation will not without systemic reform.
20 May 2020
The 2021-22 Victorian Budget includes $18 million to enable family violence specialists to deliver perpetrator interventions and contribute to an increasing evidence base about what works to change behaviour and prevent violence.
12 May 2021
No to Violence welcomes the release of the Federal Government’s 2021-2022 Budget which is set to provide a further $1.1 billion into improving women’s safety, including a focus on supporting the sector that works with family violence perpetrators.
19 April 2021
DV Vic, No to Violence and Sexual Assault Services Victoria have called on the federal government to extend the initial $150 million COVID-19 funding provided to support Australians experiencing domestic, family, and sexual violence due to the fallout from coronavirus during 2020.
9 April 2021
No to Violence released a joint statement with White Ribbon Australia, Jesuit Social Services, Stopping Family Violence and Michael Flood, encouraging men – young and old – to do more to prevent sexual assault, harassment and violence against women.
7 April 2021
Long-awaited findings from the NSW State Inquest into the murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards reveal serious systemic failures to protect women and children.
1 April 2021
No to Violence welcomes today’s tabling of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report from the ‘Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence’ and is committed to working with the Australian Government to hold perpetrators to account for their use of violence.
15 March 2021
The peak bodies for Victorian specialist family violence services have today issued a joint statement in support of people across Australia sharing their experiences of sexual violence and seeking stronger institutional responses across all parts of our community.
31 December 2020
National domestic and family violence organisations, No to Violence, White Ribbon Australia, Our Watch, Voice of Change and 1800RESPECT, have come together to raise awareness of what Australian’s face during New Year’s Eve and to highlight things we can do to keep our friends, family and community safe.
11 December 2020
No to Violence, Respect Victoria and Victoria Police have come together to raise awareness of how dangerous this time can be and encourage all Victorians to have a Safe Silly Season.
24 November 2020
No to Violence welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Budget.
20 October 2020
No to Violence, White Ribbon Australia, 1800RESPECT, Our Watch and Respect Victoria have come together with a range of high-profile advocates to encourage all Australians to ‘Play our Part’ in reducing and ultimately preventing family and domestic violence across our communities.
13 October 2020
No to Violence welcomes the approach of the New South Wales Attorney General and Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence, Hon Mark Speakman, in launching a discussion paper and consulting on coercive control criminalisation.
9 October 2020
No to Violence has joined forces with Commonwealth Bank and Norton Rose Fulbright to assist Australian workplaces identify and prevent domestic and family violence.
24 September 2020
No to Violence expresses a concern for the increase in family incidents in Victoria which has hit a record high, as Victorian Crime Statistic Agency reports an increase of 6.7% to 88,214 incidents.
17 August 2020
No to Violence welcomes today’s announcement from the Victorian Government of $20.41 million funding for services that work with directly with perpetrators of family violence. No to Violence is the operator of the Men’s Referral Service which has seen an 11 per cent increase in call volumes in the last four weeks.
29 July 2020
No to Violence, in collaboration with Our Watch, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, Australia’s CEO Challenge, and UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network, officially launched Employees who use Domestic and Family Violence – A workplace response.
6 July 2020
Men who use family violence are waiting up to 40 weeks to enter programs aimed at changing violence and abusive behaviour, according to a recent survey of providers of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs.
24 June 2020
No to Violence congratulates White Ribbon Australia on their re-launch and the appointment for new Executive Director, Brad Chilcott. White Ribbon Australia has relaunched with a renewed focus on community and committing its resources, advocacy, and activities to bring meaningful change in the elimination of gendered violence in Australia.
27 May 2020
No to Violence welcomes today’s tabling of the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) report on the management of Support and Safety Hubs and is committed to working with the Victorian Government to further refine the future implementation of the Orange Doors to keep women and children safe.
26 May 2020
No To Violence has welcomed the NSW Government’s $21 million announcement to boost the family violence sector. This includes $3 million for organisations that work with men who use violence.
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