Mutant messages 3 : Victoria's Indigenous family violence plan


In 2008 the Victorian Government launched a ten year plan to address Indigenous family violence. This paper critically reflects on the status of this plan two year after its launch. It seeks to identify if the plan will be successful in breaking the silence of acceptance that surrounds issues of family violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse and neglect. It notes that progress on the ten year plan has been slow and difficult to track, with no evaluative process. The author calls on the Victorian Government to publicly demonstrate the achievements and progress to date under the plan. Recommendations for plan improvement are made in the article.

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