Fourth Action Plan
Fourth Action Plan 2019–2022
On Friday 9 August 2019, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022, agreeing on five national priorities to reduce family, domestic and sexual violence. See a summary of the Fourth Action Plan.
As the final action plan of the National Plan series, the Fourth Action Plan sets out an ambitious but practical agenda to achieve change and eradicate the unacceptable acts of violence against women and their children.
Fourth Action Plan consultations
National consultations with stakeholders to inform the development of the Fourth Action Plan occurred between July and October 2018.
Over 600 individuals and 400 organisations were consulted from the family, domestic and sexual violence sectors, the broader community sector, academia and the health, justice, and corporate sectors.
These consultations culminated in the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women (the Summit), held on 2–3 October 2018 in Adelaide. The Summit was attended by over 100 community leaders and stakeholders.
The outcomes of the Summit were shared in a statement to COAG in December 2018, which has been published on the COAG website. First Ministers agreed the COAG statement would inform the Fourth Action Plan.
Consultation summaries were updated and published on the website. There may be small differences in the format of summaries, which reflects the flexible and interactive nature of conversations had.
The Department of Social Services developed responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the development of the Fourth Action Plan, including questions sent to the FourthActionPlan@dss.gov.au mailbox and those raised at the Fourth Action Plan consultation workshops.
Fourth Action Plan Consultation summary report
The Fourth Action Plan Consultation summary report summarises the findings of consultations held across Australia as part of the development of the Fourth Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022. It presents the observations, insights and priorities expressed by workshop participants. The Department of Social Services would like to thank all participants for attending and contributing to the consultations.
Fourth Action Plan (2019–22): Consultation summary report
Fourth Action Plan Consultation Summaries
Adelaide Consultation Summary
Alice Springs Consultation Summary
Australian Capital Territory Consultation Summary
Brisbane Consultation Summary
Cairns Consultation Summary
Darwin Consultation Summary
Hobart Consultation Summary
Kalgoorlie Consultation Summary
Melbourne Consultation Summary
Perth Consultation Summary
Port Augusta Consultation Summary
Sydney Consultation Summary
Diverse Sex, Sexuality and Gender Consultation Summary
Complex forms of Violence Consultation Summary
Sexual Violence Consultation Summary
Users of Violence Consultation Summary
Women with Disability Consultation Summary (Melbourne)
Consultation Summary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Indigenous Family Violence Consultation Summary – Men’s Break Away Group
Indigenous Family Violence Consultation Summary – Women’s Break Away Group
List of organisations invited to attend Fourth Action Plan consultations
These organisations were invited by the Commonwealth, and do not include the several organisations invited by states and territories or the names of attendees that participated under their own names rather than an organisation name, who have been removed for privacy reasons.
Fourth Action Plan Background and Evidence Paper
Fourth Action Plan Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like to stay informed about the Fourth Action Plan, you can email the FourthActionPlan@dss.gov.au mailbox.