Continuing Investment in the Prevention and Response to Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government is continuing to invest in delivering generational change and safer communities for women and children by investing an additional $30 million over two years into services for Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence (DFSV).

This funding will go towards the implementation of Action Plan 2, which is part of the NT Government’s 10-year Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework.

Government will work with the DFSV Cross Agency Working Group, the DFSV Aboriginal Advisory Board and the specialist sector to determine the priority areas to direct this resourcing.

The Territory Labor Government has delivered a $70 million investment for DFSV services in Budget 2024. The investment covers initiatives that both prevent and respond to DFSV including reforms in health, justice, policing, support for people who are using violence to change their behaviour, and reducing the impacts of violence on victim survivors, including children.

This announcement builds on the $54.7 million invested by the Government under Action Plan 1.

Addressing DFSV requires long term commitment and generational change. DFSV is preventable when we work together, and put the safety of women and children at the centre.

The Government remains committed to maintain our upwards trajectory when it comes to increasing resourcing to domestic, family and sexual violence responses, in accordance with our approach since coming to Government.

Quotes attributed to the Minister for Territory Families, Kate Worden:

“The Territory Labor Government is investing in programs that will create meaningful long-term change.

“These programs address the root causes of domestic, family and sexual violence and offer assistance to victims of abuse. We will continue to work with service providers to discuss how programs can be improved.

“Addressing domestic, family and sexual violence is a conversation for all Territorians. We must all work together if we want to eliminate this abhorrent behaviour from our society.”

Northern Territory Government

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