More time allowed for feedback on draft national domestic violence plan

Stakeholders have until 14 February to provide feedback to the draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-32.

The draft plan was released earlier this month with a two-week window for review and comment by interested parties.

However, domestic violence groups criticised the short timeframe, and the deadline for public submissions was extended a further two weeks.

In recognition of local government’s major role in driving changes and attitudes that reduce the incidence of violence against women and children, the Australia Local Government Association (ALGA) continues to advocate for dedicated domestic and family violence prevention officers in every state and territory local government association.

The draft 10-year plan includes several five-year action plans detailing priority focus areas for implementation (including dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities) based on the themes of prevention, intervention, response, and recovery.