National Plan Stakeholder Consultation Report released this week

The Australian Federal Government has this week released the final Stakeholder Consultation Report for the forthcoming National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-32.

The Stakeholder Consultation Report, in addition to the Victim-Survivor Advocate Consultation Report, has been delivered by Monash University’s Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre at the request of the Government. The Report present the findings of workshops and interviews with almost 500 stakeholders conducted from July to September 2021, as well as the roundtable discussions at the National Summit on Women’s Safety in September 2021.

Family, domestic and sexual violence is a national crisis and this Report presents the breadth of commitment needed across the prevention, early intervention, response and recovery space for Australian governments to truly lead a transformational shift in our progress towards ending domestic, family and sexual violence.

The Stakeholder Report evidences the strong call for children and young people to be clearly established as a priority in the next National Plan.

Director, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre Associate Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth, said the Report will play an important role in informing the development and implementation of the next National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-32 (National Plan).

The National Plan is a plan for everyone in Australia. A critical part of its development is listening to the victim-survivors, advocates, sector representatives, research experts, business leaders, and the broader community about what the National Plan needs to achieve.

“The release of this report is an important step towards finalising the National Plan. I want to thank everyone who gave generously their time and expertise throughout the consultation process.

Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth

Embolden welcomes the long-anticipated release of the Stakeholder Consultation Report and commends the dedicated work of Dr Kate-Fitzgibbon and the Monash Consultation Team in undertaking this vital research. As South Australia’s peak body for domestic, family and sexual violence services, we look forward to closely engaging with the Federal and State Governments, as well as other key stakeholders, in taking action to further the 2022-32 National Plan throughout its implementation.