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The September 2011 Responding to the National Plan To Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children edition

 Responding to the National Plan To Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children

Contents

Foreword

By The Hon. Kate Ellis MP, Minister for the Status of Women

Editorial

By Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons

NEWS

Homelessness Australia September Update

By Nicole Lawder, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

 Wintringham Awarded United Nation’s ‘Habitat Scroll of Honour’

Introduction

A Long History: The National Plan in Context

By Jacqui Theobald

The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

By the FaHCSIA Safety Taskforce

Responding To The National Plan To Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children

By Jill McCabe, Director, Office of Women’s Policy, Department of Human Services (Victoria)

Reflections on Developing and Implementing the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

By Heather Nancarrow

Long-term Security Prevents Family Violence

By Kathy Landvogt and Rathi Ramanathan, Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service

The Intersections Between the National Plan, the Homelessness White Paper and its Impact on Services to Women and Children who are Homeless due to Domestic and Family Violence

By Catherine Gander, Executive Officer, NSW Women’s Refuge Movement (WRM) and NSW representative, Women’s Services Network (WESNET) and Taryn Champion, Policy and Project Officer, NSW Women’s Refuge Movement and WRM representative on the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance Advisory Group

Australian Women Against Violence Alliance — AWAVA

By Julie Oberin, Chair AWAVA

Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty: The National Plan has Missed the Link

By Judy Johnson OAM, Board Member, Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Imperatives for the Women’s Sector in the Implementation of the National Plan

By Tracy Castelino MSW, PhD, Consultant, Preventing Violence Against Women

The National Plan Must be Evaluated, Sustainable and Whole-of-Government

By Renee Imbesi, Manager, VicHealth’s Preventing Violence Against Women Program

Consumer Voices

An interview conducted by CHP PESP Team Leader and HAS Advocate Cassandra Bawden with the support and assistance of DV Vic.

What About Research? Comment on the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

By Deb Western and Robyn Mason, Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) Research Unit, Department of Social Work, Monash University

Tackling Violence Against Women: It’s Our Responsibility

By the ACT Minister for Women, Joy Burch MLA

An Opportunity Lost

By Danny Blay, Executive Officer, No to Violence and the Men’s Referral Service

Getting the Numbers Right: The Basis for Sound Policy

By the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

The ALRC’s Inquiry into Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws

By Khanh Hoang, Legal Officer, Australian Law Reform Commission

Why Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue

By Ludo McFeran, Workplace Rights and Entitlements Project Officer, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

Extending the Reach: A Timely and Tailored Response to Children who Experience Family Violence

By Anita Morris, Turtle Program, Northern Domestic and Family Violence Service, Berry Street, Victoria and General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Emma Toone, Mary Utter and Fevi Christovitchin, Turtle Program, Northern Domestic and Family Violence Service, Berry Street, Victoria

Taking the National Plan to the Community

Community Engagement in Remote and Regional Australia

By Julie Oberin and Karen Bentley

The M Factor: Media as a Setting for Violence Prevention

By Vanessa Born, Media Projects Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)

Stalking and Violence and the Workplace

By Ludo McFeran, Workplace Rights and Entitlements Project Officer, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

The Importance of Regional Integration and Coordination in Practice within the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

By Robyn Trainor, Loddon Campaspe Regional Integration Coordinator, Family Violence EASE Inc and Centre for Non-Violence, and Erin Davis and Jill Faulkner, Eastern Region Family Violence Partnership Executive Committee member and Deputy Executive Officer of Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Opinions

Fiona McCormack

CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)

Andrea Durbach

Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Julie Oberin

National Chair, WESNET

 

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