Women and children in Australia must be safe in their homes, safe on our streets and safe online. Domestic and family violence is never acceptable.
The Coalition Government is taking action on domestic violence, with a $100 million Women’s Safety Package. Immediate and practical action is focussed on three key areas:
Keeping women safe at home
Innovative technology is being trialled and used to keep women safe, including GPS trackers for perpetrators, safe phones and safety devices for homes.
We are expanding support to counselling services such as 1800RESPECT and Mensline.
Support and training for frontline services
Training is being expanded for frontline workers, including police, doctors, emergency department staff and social workers. Domestic violence units are being established in legal services.
Breaking the cycle of violence
To address the negative behaviours and attitudes that can lead to violence, we are providing additional resources to help teachers, parents and students learn more about respectful relationships.
This Women’s Safety Package is in addition to the $30 million committed by all Australian governments to a national campaign to change young people’s attitudes to violence.