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Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 / National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

TitleTime for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 / National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children
Author(s)Australia. National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children;
Date2009
DescriptionIn May 2008 the Government established an 11-member national council which was tasked to provide the Government with advice on the development of an evidence-based national plan of action to reduce violence against women and their children. The Council, with the support of the Government, conducted significant research to assess the existing evidence, the operation of legal systems and the economic cost of violence against women. In addition, the Council also consulted with more than 2,000 Australians - survivors of violence; perpetrators of violence; educators; service providers; people living in rural and remote areas; members of Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities; women with disabilities; members of the judiciary; representatives of the State and Territory Governments; and, members of the public. This report contains the Council's recommendations for a national action plan to be developed and agreed by COAG. It is an extensive report with findings that relate to the responsibilities of all governments and the community. It recommends that the Australian Government take leadership on a long-term plan to reduce violence against women. Six key outcome areas are identified, and in each area 20 high-priority actions have proposed strategies and actions. (Summary, edited.)
Publication detailsDepartment of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Subject(s)Crime prevention; Violence; Family violence; Government policy;
URL(s)http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/women/pubs/violence/np_time_for_action/national_plan/Documents/The_Plan.pdf
Related itemsBackground paper to Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 / National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (Publication); A snapshot to Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 / National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (Publication); The cost of violence against women and their children / National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (Publication); The national plan to reduce violence against women : immediate Government actions / Australian Government (Publication);