The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan) sets out what governments are doing to reduce violence against women and their children. Its vision is that Australian women and their children live free from violence in safe communities. The Department of Social Services DSS has responsibility for the Australian Government's work to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women and their children. For more information about the National Plan please visit the DSS website.
DSS is currently engaging across Commonwealth and State and Territory government departments and with the community to develop the Third Action Plan, to be launched later this year. The Third Action Plan represents a halfway point in the 11 year national action plan. It will be informed by national, state and territory inquiries and consultation processes including: COAG Advisory Panel Report, the Victorian Royal Commission; Queensland Special Taskforce; the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence; evaluation of the Second Action Plan; and independent reviews of existing programmes and services.