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All Victorians are being urged to take a stand against family violence by attending the eight annual Walk Against Family Violence on November 25. Held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Walk Against Family Violence provides an opportunity for families and communities of those affected by family violence to

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Candy Broad appointed as the new Chair of safe steps’ Board

Candy Broad

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Candy Broad as the new Chair of its Board. Candy is an independent trustee director of First Super and holds directorships on the boards of both Hepburn Community Wind Farm and Women’s Health Victoria. Candy is a Graduate Member of

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Family Violence Royal Commission Findings a Welcome Step Forward

This week’s recommendation by the Royal Commission into Family Violence for the establishment of 17 support and safety hubs across Victoria is just one of the Report’s welcome steps forward in the provision of services for women and children escaping family violence, says Annette Gillespie, CEO of safe steps Family Violence Response Centre. The recommendation

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Giving survivors a voice: Rosie Batty’s Legacy

Annette & Rosie at safe steps Launch

by Annette Gillespie, CEO – safe steps Family Violence Response Centre Rosie Batty is well known for her public advocacy work, her appeals to Government and other community leaders to prioritise family violence. But what many people may not be aware of is the hundreds of women who approach or contact Rosie directly each and every day

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