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Media Release by The Hon Tanya Pibersek MP

Ministers meet to tackle violence against women

Joint Media Release with:

  • The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Federal Attorney-General

Attorney-General Robert McClelland and , Tanya Plibersek today met with their state and territory colleagues to further progress national efforts to reduce violence against women and their children.

All Australian governments maintain a strong position of zero tolerance of violence against women, and will work together to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault.

Governments are in the final stages of developing a National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children in 2010.

Ministers today substantially agreed the goals, strategies and outcomes of the National Plan that lay the foundations for the next twelve years of action.

Ministers also recognised the critical importance of including robust measures of success.

This long term National Plan will improve how we work together to increase the support we are providing to victims of violence, and it will create innovative and targeted ways to bring about change.

Ministers also made significant progress on the First 3 Year Action Plan with concrete national action in key areas covering the prevention of violence, the provision of services, and the protection of women and their children.