Violence Against Women Last updated: 29 Jun, 2016

Leading experts from across Australia gathered in Melbourne to share their insights and expertise ahead of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2016.

Natasha Stott Despoja, Chair of Our Watch and Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls

spoken by Paul Linossier

VicHealth hosted the two-day conference in partnership with the Victorian Government which saw the country’s foremost experts describe how they’re addressing the root causes of violence in the Australian Defence Force, in the Australian Football League, in workplaces and in schools.


Prevention in CALD Communities: Building on Strengths to Progress Everyone’s Work  Cath Scarth, CEO, AMES (PDF, 432 KB)

Can the law change culture? Kate Jenkins, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner (PDF, 555 KB)

R. E. S. P. E. C. T. - Creating cross-government policy and action on gender and disability The Hon. Kelly Vincent MLC – Dignity for Disability (PDF, 370 KB)

Eroticising Inequality: Why pornography is a violence prevention issue we can’t afford to ignore Maree Crabbe (PDF, 2 MB)

Men at work: How you can do equality every day Plenary - In conversation with: Luke Ablett, PVAW Advocate and former AFL player; Andrew Day, Director of Corporate, Business and Financial Services, Yarra City Council; Tim Watts MP, Federal Member for Gellibrand (PDF, 407 KB)

Working it out for themselves? Young people and relationships in the digital age Plenary - In conversation with: Dr Anastasia Powell, Senior Lecturer Justice and Legal Studies, RMIT University; Georgie Ferrari, CEO, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria; Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Managing Director of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (PDF, 417 KB)

Conference – 14-15 July 2015

Jerril Rechter, CEO, VicHealth

The Hon. Fiona Richardson, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Chris Eccles, Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Dean McWhirter, Assistant Commissioner, Victoria Police