The Centre for Gender Economics NSW

Report- April 2016.

By Holly Young: for the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation 5th May 2016

NSW Government launches the Nation’s first Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

The NSW State Government hopes the scheme will provide much needed resources and information to at risk women

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDs) was launched this month by the NSW Government for a two-year pilot period. The scheme, supported by $2.3 million for these first two years, aims to become a vital resource on which members of NSW communities who are at risk of domestic violence can reply upon for information on past relevant convictions within the state of NSW. It is the first information disclosure scheme of its kind in Australia and very well could be one of many silver bullets with which the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the NSW Government, including the NSW Police, hopes will help prevent people from being in the dark about a partner’s violent past (Turai 2016).

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Holly has an academic background in media, both radio and television broadcast, as well as advertising, communications and sociology.  With a strong interest in current affairs and human interest stories, her passions lie in social justice and responsible reporting. She is a resourceful and flexible individual with a strong and thirsty curiosity that I find hard to quench and is now our NSW Editor for the The Centre for Gender Economics NSW (Gender) Reports.