Over the past few years, Federal and State Governments have responded to the far-reaching impacts
of family violence in our community and confirmed their ongoing commitment to response and
prevention. In Victoria, this has included a ten-year reform process that commenced with the
implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. This year, the
Federal Government will release the Second National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and
their Children, as well as the first action plan.
For this to be effective it must be inclusive of all communities within Australia. The unique experiences
of migrant and refugee women – including those on temporary visas – and their communities must be
explicitly included, including the provision of dedicated funding.