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Latest news: Sexual violence

ACT Budget: Domestic, family, and sexual violence

The ACT Government has allocated more than $12 million extra in the 2024-25 ACT Budget to address domestic, family and sexual violence, including coercive control.

Commonwealth inquiry for ‘just outcomes’ in sexual violence cases

The ACT Government has welcomed the announcement of a Commonwealth inquiry into how the justice system handles sexual violence.

Canberrans invited to Reclaim the Night from sexual violence

Reclaim the Night heads to Glebe Park on Friday 27 October to help bring sexual violence out from the shadows.

Sexual violence survivors seek to change ACT drink-spiking laws

What Were You Wearing Australia is on a mission to end drink spiking and sexual violence in New South Wales and ACT.

Canberra sexual violence expert features in new SBS documentary

A new series from SBS aims to reignite the conversation about the sexual violence experienced by millions of Australians

19yo man charged after alleged sexual assault in Canberra City

A 19-year-old man from Queensland's Sunshine Coast has been charged with five counts of sexual intercourse without consent after an incident in November 2021.  

System is failing victims of sexual violence, report finds

A ‘confronting’ report published in the ACT this week reveals that the system is failing victims of sexual violence.

Canberra turns orange to honour family violence victims

The heartbreaking rates of domestic and family violence continues to be a stain on Australia, with an estimated 2.2 million adults reported as victims of physical and/or sexual violence by a partner from the age of 15.

Government, ALP match on body to end violence

The federal government is setting up a Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commission as part of its next national plan to end violence against women and children.