May 2016: Royal Commission into Family Violence: Recommendations and Responses


Fiona Richardson, Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence

Fiona McCormack, CEO DV Vic and Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons

Chapter 1: An Outline and Summary of the Report and its Recommendations

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence
Fiona Richardson, Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence 

Chapter 2: The Response of the Victorian Government to the Report and its Recommendations and How These Recommendations will be Implemented

Towards a New Family Violence System
Fiona Richardson, Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence

There’s No Place Like Home
Martin Foley, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing 

Chapter 3: Responding to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

Between Report and Reform: The Process That Brings it All Together
Prue Cameron, Senior Policy Adviser, Domestic Violence Victoria 

What Would it Take for Women Fleeing Violence to Have Housing Options They Can Afford?
Kate Colvin, Policy and Communications Manager, Council to Homeless Persons

Watch These Spaces: Vital Pieces on the Pathway to Fixing Family Violence
Jason Davies-Kildea, Manager, Victoria Social Programme and Policy Unit, The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory 

Disrupting the Cycle of Homelessness for Young Victims/Survivors of Family Violence
Sherri Bruinhout, Director, Homelessness and Justice, Melbourne City Mission

Choice Control and Safety: The Royal Commission Sends the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) a Message on Violence
Keran Howe, Executive Director and Jen Hargrave, Policy Officer on Violence Against Women with Disabilities, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Shining the Light on Disability, Family Violence and Homelessness
Deborah Fewster, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Melbourne City Mission

This Report May Just Change Everything: Watershed Recommendations
Julie Oberin, CEO Annie North Women’s Refuge, Chair Loddon Campaspe Integrated Family Violence Advisory Committee, Chair WESNET, Chair Australian Women Against Violence Alliance

Risk Assessment Management Panel (RAMP): Integrated Information Sharing in High Risk Family Violence
Bernadette McCartney, Executive Manager, Community Support, Bethany Community Support

‘Victoria Has Significantly Reduced Family Violence’
Tammy Smith, Family Violence Regional Integration Coordinator, Goulburn Ovens Murray

Opportunity for Regional Co-design
Alexandra Millar, Senior Project Officer, Quantum Support Services Inc

Recasting Perpetrator Accountability
Rodney Vlais, No To Violence Manager

An Insight into the Family Homelessness Experience of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women and Children with No Permanent Residency Living in Refuge as a Result of Family Violence
Sofia Riveroll, Case Manager, Crossroads Family Violence Service

Family Violence in Victoria: A Mainstream, Multicultural Response
Adele Murdolo, Executive Director, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

The Critical Role of Health Services
Aram Hosie, Executive Manager Public Affairs cohealth

Preventing Violence Together
Elly Taylor, Health Promotion, Research and Development, Women’s Health West

Family Violence, Homelessness and the Royal Commission into Family Violence: The Place of Community Legal Help
Dr Chris Atmore, Senior Policy Adviser, Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) Inc.

Spotlight on Tenancy Law: Section 233A and Promoting a Victim’s Right to Stay
Patrick Warner, Lawyer, Homeless Law

Caution About Over-reliance on the Private Rental Market for Victims of Family Violence
Rachelle Driver, Liaison Officer, Homeless Law

Economic Security as a Pillar for Prevention and Recovery
Yvonne Lay, Development Lead, Safety and Resilience Specialist and Tanya Corrie, Development Lead, Financial Security Specialist, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand 

The ‘Touch Base’ Peer Support Group
Wendy M — Family Violence Support Worker, VincentCare’s Family Violence Centre, Shepparton 

The Royal Commission into Family Violence: Implications for Western Australia
Angela Hartwig, CEO Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services Western Australia

True Refuge
Paula Westhead, Executive Officer, emerge, Women and Children’s Support Network

Women, Family Violence and Homelessness: Trauma-Informed Care as a Standard, Not a Speciality
Rikki Moore, Social Work student with WISHIN in 2015, Women’s Information, Support and Housing in the North

Olive’s Place Refuge
Ayfer Berdilek, Coordinator at Olive’s Place, VincentCare


John Blewonski
Chief Executive Officer, VincentCare Victoria

Fiona McCormack
Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria