Submission to Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education and Training Child Information Sharing Scheme: Regulatory Impact Statement and Regulations
Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and No to Violence welcome the opportunity to provide our feedback on the Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and Regulations. DV Vic and NTV, in partnership with a range of other organisations, provided submissions during the development of the Child Information Sharing Scheme over the 2017 and 2018 period, prior to the passing of the legislation. This submission is a continuation of our input into this process.
Australian Law Reform Commission’s Issues Paper on Review of the Family Law System
No to Violence (NTV) welcome the opportunity to provide this submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), and to participate in the largest review of the Australian family law system since its inception in 1975 with the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). In providing this submission, NTV also endorse the submissions and recommendations made by the Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA).
Child Information Sharing Consultation Paper
The endorsing organisations for this submission welcome the opportunity to work with the Victorian Government and our community partners to prioritise strategies that emphasise our collective responsibilities to ensure the safety and protection of children.
‘Swift, Certain and Fair’ approaches to sentencing and managing family violence offenders
No to Violence (NTV) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the Discussion Paper Swift, Certain and Fair Approaches to Sentencing Family Violence Offenders (the discussion paper).
Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence
No to Violence (NTV) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Inquiry, and to participating in ongoing contributions to reform of the family law system to better address the needs of people affected by family violence.
Review of the Victorian Bail System
The bail system in Victoria came under scrutiny following the terrible events in Bourke Street on 20 January, 2017. NTV encouraged caution before making significant changes to the system and supported the changes to bail risk assessments originally recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Sharing about Child Safety and Wellbeing
NTV and DV Vic wrote a joint submission responding to the Victorian Government’s proposed legislative model for child safety and wellbeing information sharing.
Joint response to the Royal Commission recommendations relating to primary prevention
NTV was one of thirteen signatories on a joint response to the Victorian Government on the Royal Commission into Family Violence’s recommendations relating to primary prevention. This response outlines some of the key considerations required to co-design a sustainable governance and operational structure for primary prevention and makes recommendations relating to the statewide Primary Prevention Strategy and the development of an Independent Statutory Family Violence Agency and Primary Prevention Initiative.
Royal Commission into Family Violence
Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence was launched in February 2015 and spent over twelve months commissioning research, conducting public hearings and holding community conversations. We made two submissions to the Royal Commission.
Family Violence and LGBTIQ Communities
Submitted in partnership with safe steps Family Violence Response Centre