Submission to the Federal Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence.


This submission has been prepared by members of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC).


Our submission provides a response to each of the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference. We note the Standing Committee has been asked to inquire into and report on these Terms of Reference to inform the next National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. The focus of our response and recommendations are forward facing and directed largely towards what action can be undertaken, coordinated and achieved by the Australian Government and through the next National Plan.


The submission also provides summary details of relevant research completed by MGFVPC researchers as well as current research that we are leading examining family violence and the COVID-19 global health pandemic.