Report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor: Keeping family violence reform on track

Domestic Violence Victoria commends the Andrews Government in appointing the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor to report on the government’s performance in implementing the Royal Commission into Family Violence’s recommendations and welcomes the first report released today.

Victoria’s significant investment into the Royal Commission’s recommendations won’t be worthwhile unless there are checks and balances in place to make sure that their implementation genuinely works to turn the tide on family violence in Victoria.

Given the size and complexity of this reform it is important the government not just implement each of the 227 recommendations but do so in a way that creates a cohesive and coordinated system.

We are not surprised the report calls for better planning and coordination and a more comprehensive approach that will provide long-term success and the best possible outcomes for victim survivors.

Domestic Violence Victoria expects the government to deliver on the report’s call for improved planning. We join the Implementation Monitor in calling for today’s government, and future governments, to continue to implement every recommendation consistently.

“We have to say goodbye to the days where the response to family violence in Victoria changed every time there was a change of government,” DV Vic CEO Fiona McCormack said.

“Victoria has had an independent, evidence-based Royal Commission into family violence. The Royal Commission’s vision won’t be achieved without bi-partisan and long-term commitment to family violence reform from every party.”

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Report of the Family Violence Implementation Monitor: Keeping family violence reform on track (PDF)