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The National Plan

All Australian governments recognise that we need a strong and coordinated response to effectively address the issue of violence against women. This is what the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 is designed to provide.

What is the National Plan?

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan) was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and released in February 2011. The National Plan aims to connect the important work being done by all Australian governments, community organisations and individuals to reduce violence so that we can work together to ensure each year, less women experience violence and more women and their children live safely.

The National Plan recognises that violence against women and their children is a complex problem that requires a long-term plan for action. This is why the 12-year National Plan is being delivered through a series of four three-year Action Plans that will build on each other over time.

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