The Third Action Plan 2016-2019 (Third Action Plan) was launched on 28 October 2016 by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.
The Third Action Plan is part of a long term commitment by governments to work together to change Australia’s attitudes to, and tolerance for violence against women and their children.
The Third Action Plan outlines what all governments, communities, businesses and individuals can do to reduce violence against women and their children. It sets out 36 practical actions, across six national priority areas, to be undertaken over the next three years:
Extensive consultation was undertaken to develop the Third Action Plan, including a series of national workshops and roundtables with over 400 stakeholders with non-government organisations, academics and businesses. A report summarising the key themes and areas of discussion from the national roundtables was developed and is publicly available.
The Fourth Action Plan 2019-2022 is expected to see the delivery of tangible results in terms of reducing the prevalence of violence against women and their children and increasing the proportion of women who feel safe in their communities.