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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safe steps CEO gives historic address to Victorian Parliament


On Thursday, 26th November 2015, safe steps CEO, Annette Gillespie addressed a special sitting of the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly to talk about gender inequality and the epidemic of family violence. Ms Gillespie, who was invited to speak by the Honourable Fiona Richardson, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, also spoke about the essential

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