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A new peak body for the family violence sector

Combining over thirty years of experience in advocacy and innovation for change in the family violence sector, DV Vic and DVRCV are proud to unite as Safe and Equal, the peak body for specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors in Victoria.   

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Response to the Inquiry into children affected by parental incarceration report

Safe and Equal welcomes the release of the final report of Victoria’s inquiry into children affected by parental incarceration.

Are You Safe At Home? Five words that can start a conversation to end family violence

In 2022, the Are You Safe At Home? campaign is expanding with the launch of the very first Are You Safe At Home? Day on Tuesday 10 May.

Safe and Equal responds to announcements in the Victorian Budget 2022/23

Safe and Equal welcomes the investment into expanding refuge and crisis accommodation capacity, with the establishment of two new core and cluster refuges, six new Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP) properties, and upgrades to three existing refuge properties.

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in the news

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Family violence experts call out questioning of Ajla Tomljanović over past relationship with Nick Kyrgios

ABC News 7 July 2022

Government drops Coalition-appointed commissioner days before job begins

The Sydney Morning Herald – 30 June 2022

Delays and high demand hamper payments to escape domestic violence

The Sydney Morning Herald – 12 May 2022


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