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No to Violence response to VAGO report on Managing Support and Safety Hubs

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.

No to Violence welcomes NSW Government funding boost to keep people safe from family violence

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.

No to Violence welcomes game changing federal funding boost to help reduce family violence

7 May 2020

Federal funding boost to South Australia enables expanded Men’s Referral Service to help reduce family violence

4 May 2020

The funding boost is a win for the South Australian sector and will be used to provide a dedicated 24/7 men’s domestic violence hotline and support service in South Australia.

Operation Ribbon will help keep family violence perpetrators in sight during COVID-19

21 April 2020

No to Violence, the peak body delivering safe and effective interventions for Australian men using family violence and provider of the Men’s Referral Service, welcomes today’s announcement of Operation Ribbon by Victoria Police.

Helpline calls by family violence perpetrators ‘skyrocket’ amid isolation

12 April 2020

CEO Jacqui Watt recently spoke to Wendy Tuohy, Lifestyle Editor at The Age, to discuss an increase in self-referrals for the Men’s Referral Service.

Boost in pandemic family violence funding welcomed to keep people safe

10 April 2020

“We welcome today’s announcement by Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Gabrielle Williams, of $40.2 million in extra funding for the sector.”

Scaling up for increased men’s family violence during COVID-19

7 April 2020

“No to Violence, the peak body delivering safe and effective interventions for Australian men using family violence, expects a significant increase in calls to its Men’s Referral Service Helpline (1300 766 491) during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

More men asking for help in the wake of Queensland killings

25 February 2020

“I want help because I don’t want to be THAT man.” That’s the message coming through to No To Violence (NTV), a peak body that helps to end men’s use of family violence.

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by the horrendous actions of Rowan Baxter last week, specialist family violence counselling service Men’s Referral Service (part of No To Violence) has seen more than a 25% boost in calls and high numbers of callers are citing the case as a motivating factor in their calls. No To Violence is welcoming these calls.

Engaging men in efforts to end violence against women remains critical

09 October 2019

No to Violence joins partner organisations, including the Accountability Matters Project, Jesuit Social Services (The Men’s Project), Male Champions of Change, No To Violence and Stopping Family Violence in a commitment to continued engagement with men.

No to Violence Welcomes author Phil Barker to join NTV Advocacy

21 August

No to Violence is delighted to announce Phil Barker, author of The Revolution of Man as an NTV advocate.

Fourth Action Plan to address family violence risks failing victims

9 August

The Federal Government’s Fourth Action Plan on family violence risks failing the women and children it aims to protect due to the apparent lack of funding to strengthen and expand the programs and interventions for men who use family violence, according to the nation’s peak body for organisations and individuals working to end men’s family violence.

No to Violence statement on Fiona Warzywoda Coroner’s investigation

18 July

No to Violence (NTV) welcomes Coroner Audrey Jamieson’s findings into the death of Fiona Warzywoda and will work with Victoria Police to review procedures and change processes to ensure the maximum protection for victims of family violence.

NTV State Budget Response

27 May

No to Violence has welcomed the Victorian State Government’s investment of $185 million to address family violence.

No to Violence statement on the federal election

20 May 2019

No to Violence is looking forward to working with the re-elected Coalition Government to end men’s family violence.

We will continue to work with the recently re-elected NSW Liberal Party to end men’s family violence in NSW

27 March 2019

No to Violence is committed to working with the returned Berejiklian Government and the soon to be announced, new Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence to prevent and respond to men’s violence in NSW.

Peak Bodies Respond to the Second Annual Report from the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor

21 March 2019

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, No to Violence, and Domestic Violence Victoria – the statewide peak bodies for integrated family services, specialist family violence services for perpetrators and specialist family violence services for victim-survivors – welcome the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor’s second annual report released today.

A Serious Step Forward in Preventing Family Violence Before It Starts

5 March 2019

Today’s $328 million investment from the Morrison Government shows the beginnings of the commitment and leadership needed by our national leaders if we are to truly end men’s violence in Australia.

Time to speak up on Domestic and Family Violence in NSW

16 January 2019

No to Violence, whose members work with men who use domestic and family violence every day, will lead a regional listening tour in ‘hot spots’ across New South Wales.

Downplaying men’s use of family violence won’t end it

19 December 2018

Family violence experts are calling on the media to report on incidents responsibly.

Men’s family violence peak urges Andrews’ Labor Government to fully fund services

26 November 2018

On 24 November, the Victorian community voted for the Andrews’ Labor Government to lead Victoria. We call on the incoming Andrews’ Labor Government to commit to their announcement to ending family violence during their term.

Victorian Listening Tour Report

29 October 2018

No to Violence undertook a grass-roots listening tour in areas of family violence high incidence across Victoria in September and October 2018.

‘Locking men up’ will not end men’s use of family violence

17 October 2018

On 17 October, the Victorian Liberal Party announced mandatory sentencing for men who use family violence.

Men’s behaviour change peak body warns: on-the-spot intervention orders will not stop family violence

18 September 2018

On Sunday 16 September, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy publicly announced that the Victorian Coalition would support Police Commissioner Graham Ashton’s call for Victoria Police to issue on-the-spot intervention orders.

Jimmy Barnes joins the call to end family violence

13 August 2018

Parramatta residents will be raising funds to end family violence at a charity screening of Jimmy Barnes’ highly anticipated film, Working Class Boy.

Jimmy Barnes joins the call to end family violence

13 August 2018

Geelong residents will be raising funds to end family violence at a charity screening of Jimmy Barnes’ highly anticipated film, Working Class Boy.

Working with all men key to ending family violence

3 August 2018

Over the past week, Australia has yet again had to bear witness to a litany of family violence homicides occurring at disproportionate rates.

NSW State Government’s budget demonstrates a measured commitment to end family violence

19 June 2018

On 19 June, 2018 the NSW Liberal State Government handed down a measured budget (2018/19) forecast with $390m allocated over four years to provide greater protection for women, children and men experiencing family violence.

Victorian family violence Government Monitor warns: focus on long-term family violence reform

10 May 2018

On 10 May 2018, the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor launched its first independent report on the implementation of the Victorian Government’s landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) recommendations.

Family violence still exists in Australian homes, so why isn’t it on the Federal Government’s Budget agenda?

8 May 2018

On 8 May 2018, the Federal Turnbull Government handed down their 2018/19 budget. Disappointingly, we have not seen a greater commitment from the Federal Government in relation to ongoing systemic, financial investment for national family violence reform.

Victorian Labor State Government reinforce investment to end family violence

1 May 2018

On 1 May 2018, the Victorian Labor State Government reinforced its investment in the 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response, $5m over the course of one year.

Men’s behaviour change campaign set to make waves across Victorian screens

29 March 2018

Many believe that if they saw a man aggressively behaving toward his partner and children that they’d intervene.

National men’s behaviour change peak body drives awareness campaign across Tasmania

15 March, 2018

One of the most unsafe places for Tasmanian women is their own home.

National men’s family violence helpline drives men’s behaviour change awareness campaign in NSW

14 February, 2018

Family violence touches the lives of many, and ripples through our communities. In a bid to act on this, during February and March No to Violence wants men to stop, reflect and ask themselves, is my behaviour causing problems for my relationships?

Family violence does not discriminate: Man faces murder charge during the festive season

29 December, 2017

While many Australian families are enjoying the time off over the summer holidays, for some families it is anything but a time for bonding and celebration.

No to Violence’s commitment to promoting men’s role in ending violence against women and children

24 November, 2017

Violence against women and children is pervasive, constant and a men’s issue.

NSW State Budget Media Release

20 June, 2017

The New South Wales Government Budget has delivered an underwhelming budget for addressing the most significant cause of family violence in its state – men’s violent behaviour.

Working with men for gender equality on International Women’s Day

8 March, 2017

On International Women’s Day, No To Violence incorporating the Men’s Referral Service (NTV/MRS) celebrates over 23 years of working with men to protect the safety of women and children who experience family violence.