Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council

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The Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council (Council) is an alliance between government and non-government representatives working to address domestic and family violence and sexual assault in NSW. It strives to be an integrated response to domestic and family violence and sexual assault in NSW, and provides advice to the NSW Government.

The Council brings together representatives from the NSW government, non-government organisations and academia. It facilitates shared understandings of the NSW Government’s reforms in domestic and family violence and sexual assault, and monitors and advises on reform implementation.

The Council also provides advice on legislation, and policy and programs, relating to domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council members

  • Anne Holland, Australian Institute of Family Studies AIFS
  • Christine Robinson, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre
  • Deidre Mulkerin, Department of Family and Community Services
  • Diane Coleman, Men’s Behaviour Change Network
  • Jason Ardler, Aboriginal Affairs
  • Jo Spangaro, University of New South Wales
  • Karen Willis, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
  • Kate Connor, NSW Department of Justice
  • Libby Davies, White Ribbon Australia
  • Lorna McNamara, NSW Ministry Health
  • Mahashini Krishna, NSW Department of Justice
  • Melinda Norton, Women NSW
  • Michael Fitzgerald, NSW Police Force
  • Moo Baulch, Domestic Violence NSW
  • Susan Smith, Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
  • Tracy Howe, NCOSS
  • Trisha Ladogna, NSW Department of Education and Communities