On 11 December 2020 the National Federation Reform Council (NFRC) established the Taskforce on Women’s Safety. The Taskforce will build on the work of the Women's Safety Ministers forum, which is co-chaired by the Australian Government Minister for Women and the Minister for Families and Social Services. Women's Safety Ministers from states and territories are members of this Taskforce. The Taskforce will focus on: driving and reporting on actions to reduce violence against women and their children under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22, and specifically the current Fourth Action Plan; developing and implementing a new National Plan, including governance arrangements and a consultation process with a National Summit on reducing violence against women and their children; monitoring and responding to issues relating to women’s safety, including the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s safety; and respecting and responding to the diverse lived experience of women affected by violence. The Office for Women in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides secretariat support for the Taskforce on Women’s Safety.
Type of Body
G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG
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1 National Circuit
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