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Workplaces key to family violence solution: VHA event

Posted 02 March 2017

Workplaces have an increasingly-important role to play in the solution to family violence.

Leading the charge has been the Surf Coast Shire Council – one of the first Victorian workplaces to introduce paid domestic violence leave. The initiative was a response to support one of their staff who was victim of family violence.

The council’s CEO Keith Baillie will join a group of celebrated speakers – including former AFL star and family violence survivor Jimmy Bartel and Victoria’s Police’s Assistant Commissioner Family Violence Command Dean McWhirter – at a special VHA event.

Keith’s presentation Paid Domestic Violence Leave will be a feature of the VHA Family Violence Forum: Understanding the health sector’s life-changing role on April 4.

Guest speaker: Liana Buchanan, Commissioner for Children and Young People

Other speakers:

  • Fiona McCormack – CEO Domestic Violence Victoria
  • Rebecca Falkingham – Deputy Secretary Social Policy and Service Delivery Reform Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Dr. Sue Matthews – CEO The Royal Women’s Hospital 
  • Bernadette O’ Connor – Director of Allied Health The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Professor Lyn Morgain – CEO Cohealth
  • Jill Miller - CEO Grampians Community Health
  • Jackie Kelly – CEO Heywood Rural Health
  • Keith Baillie – CEO Surf Coast Shire Council

Special guest: Jimmy Bartel, former Geelong AFL champion

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