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Family violence survey

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women

The Government is encouraging those who have been exposed to family violence and had experience with family violence services in Tasmania to come forward and have their voices heard by participating in our survey about the family violence system.

Eliminating family violence is a top priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government, and the Hearing Lived Experience survey, will inform the Government’s next Plan to address family violence in Tasmania, including guiding regional face-to-face roundtables to be held in early 2019.

The Government is investing an additional $20.2 million towards family violence initiatives including $18 million towards the next Family Violence Action Plan.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to improving family violence services in Tasmania, and by listening to the lived experience of people affected by this horrific scourge, we aim to make services more accessible, responsive and effective.

The completely anonymous survey that takes up to 20 minutes to complete is now open, and will run until December 2, 2018. Family violence service providers can also assist participants to fill out the survey. The survey can be accessed at

The Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020 is the Hodgman Liberal Government’s coordinated, whole-of-government action plan to respond to family violence.

The plan is focussed on changing the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence; supporting families affected by violence; and strengthening legal responses to family violence to hold perpetrators to account for their violence behaviours.