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National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022

National plan cover pageThe National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 - 2022 (the National Plan) brings together the efforts of governments across the nation to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women.

The National Plan PDF icon (PDF, 722KB) sets out a framework for action over the next 12 years and will be implemented through a series of four three-year action plans.

The First Action Plan (2010-2013) - Building a Strong Foundation, establishes the groundwork for the National Plan, putting into place the strategic projects and actions that will drive results over the longer term while also implementing high-priority actions in the short term.

The National Implementation Plan PDF icon(PDF, 6.8MB) and (MS Word, 238KB) for this first three year action plan outlines how all Australian governments and the community will work together to lay the groundwork for the future and sets the scene for the first three years of the National Plan. States and Territories have also developed their own implementation plans for the first three years. Details of the specific actions to be undertaken by each jurisdiction against the strategies and actions outlined in the National Plan will be provided in each jurisdiction's implementation plan. This will include details of what actions each jurisdiction will undertake, along with when they will do it and who has responsibility for its success. 

Implementing the National Plan in Tasmania 

Tasmania has finalised a complementary Tasmanian Implementation Plan for the first Action Plan: Building a Strong Foundation 2010-2013.  There are four agreed National Priorities that Tasmania responds to in the First Action Plan:

  • Building primary prevention capacity;
  • Enhancing service delivery;
  • Strengthening justice responses; and
  • Building the evidence base.

Tasmania, through consultation with Tasmanian Government agencies and the wider Tasmanian community, has made building primary prevention capacity the major priority in responding to the First Action Plan.Taking Action: Tasmania's Primary Prevention Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Womenand Children 2012-2022 is currently being implemented.  An update on the progress of Taking Action will be available in December 2013.



National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children - Tasmanian Implementation Plan Consultative Group

The development of the Tasmanian Implementation Plan has been informed by a National Plan Interdepartmental Advisory Committee and Tasmanian Implementation Plan Consultative Group that comprises relevant government agencies and non-government organisations.

Terms of reference for the consultative group maybe viewed here.


Further information

The Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has more information about the National Plan which can be found here.