Delivery of National Outcome 4 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children

15 December 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-694-2

View the report as a single document - (PDF 344KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 20KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 37KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 61KB)

Conduct of the Inquiry
Current Grant Agreement between DSS and MHS
Responding to increasing demands on the 1800 RESPECT service

Chapter 2 - Governance and accountability issues (PDF 90KB)

The procurement process
Accountability of DSS and MHS for the delivery of 1800 RESPECT
Clinical governance issues

Chapter 3 - Delivery of the 1800 RESPECT service (PDF 126KB)

Criticism of the First Response model
Privacy, confidentiality and consent issues

Chapter 4 - Committee View and Recommendations (PDF 38KB)

Committee View
Delivery of counselling services
Privacy and confidentiality

Additional comments from Government Senators (PDF 20KB)

Procurement process
Qualifications of MHS counsellors

Appendix 1 (PDF 22KB)

Answers to Questions taken on Notice
Tabled Documents

Appendix 2 - Public hearing (PDF 11KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846