Welcome to this week’s round-up! Every week, we provide you with links detailing developments in the responding to violence against women sector over the past week. This week, we have encouraging news from Tasmania, where the government has promised $25.6 million in funding for a state-wide family violence plan. The plan includes efforts to improve crisis support, legal responses to domestic violence and community awareness programs. AWAVA is delighted to see that the Tasmania Government is committed to addressing women’s safety. We will be updating you on the implementation of the program so keep an eye out for our newsletters!
Around the country
- Child protection and domestic violence experts are advocating for children to have more of a say in settling custody matters in the Family Court. The issue has gained much needed media attention following a letter written to The Sunday Telegraph by a 14 year old victim of domestic violence.