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No to Violence’s Submission to the Commonwealth Budget 2023-24

No to Violence is proud to share its recent submission to the Commonwealth Government for the 2023-24 Budget. 

The submission outlines the funding required to shift the burden off the victim-survivors of violence and abuse and hold perpetrators to account. No to Violence is Australia’s largest national peak body representing organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence.

In its Budget submission, No to Violence recommends:  

  1. Sustainable funding through a National Partnership Agreement to meet the ambitious objective to end violence against women and children in a generation. 
  1. Peak body funding for No to Violence’s national specialist advisory and advocacy functions to ensure all States and Territories are adequately serviced to affect change. 
  1. A multi-year, high level public awareness campaign for the Men’s Referral Service (MRS). MRS should be listed alongside 1800 Respect to shift the burden of response onto men who use violence. 
  1. Workforce capability building for the specialist men’s family violence sector.  
  1. Automatic police referrals to be extended to all jurisdictions to reduce the risk of men’s use of family violence.  
  1. National compliance standards to ensure high quality, best practice and measurable outcomes for men’s family violence interventions.  
  1. Developing the evidence base for perpetrator interventions, by undertaking a national perpetrator study.

You can read the budget submission in its entirety here.