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Date posted: 15 June 2011
Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland announced $1.1 million in new funding to fight against family violence in Indigenous communities. The funding will allow a range of projects aimed at helping prevent family violence in regional and remote Indigenous communities to continue.
'These grants build on the successful work being done by community organisations to help prevent family violence, which provide a range of legal and related services - such as counselling - to help victims of family violence,' he said.
It is part of the government's $59 million investment in Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Legal Services over three years. The funding will cover a range of approaches including strengthening community resolve against family violence; building self-esteem; encouraging youth to achieve personal goals; developing community role models; and protective behaviours for young children.