The Summit

The second National Family Violence Summit will bring together the combined expertise and experience of Australia’s frontline service providers, thought leaders and political decision makers to deliver real change in the way we work to defeat family violence.

Facilitated by the Tara Costigan Foundation (TCF) and for the second time proudly sponsored by BaptistCare, the National Family Violence Summit will be held in Canberra from 28 February & 1 March 2017 at the QT Hotel.

Held in the national capital in the shadows of Parliament House, the Summit will produce a Report each year. The 2016 Summit Report was presented to the Prime Minister for an annual statement to the House of Representatives on Family Violence. The 2017 Report will also be delivered to Parliament.

The statement is intended to keep Family Violence at the forefront of public, political and policy consciousness in a similar manner to the ‘Closing the Gap’ Report on Indigenous disadvantage.

The National Family Violence Summit will comprise two intensive days of presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions.

With organisational responsibility shared by charities, police, academics, government officials and key service delivery agencies, the Summit will deliver a coordinated agreement on how Australia can build an holistic response to responding to family violence when it occurs, as well as preventing the cycle of family violence that produces perpetrators and victims.

The Summit will also deliver signed strategic agreements between organisations on key understandings of how they can work cooperatively and build formal communication channels. Despite the significant investments in tackling family violence, this coordinated approach and focus on calculated outcomes is unique.

The National Family Violence Summit has a limited number of delegate positions available, members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. We keep the Summit at a ‘boutique’ level so that every person who wishes to has a chance to voice their opinion and be heard.

Ticket prices include the full two days, meals included and a special dinner on the Tuesday evening with a Keynote speaker and entertainment.