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1800RESPECT – National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service

National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7 for people experiencing the effects of sexual assault, domestic or family violence. Call 1800 737 732
IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.

Department of Social Services

Bullying. No way!

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School communities around Australia can increase understanding about the issues surrounding bullying, harassment and violence, hear others' stories, find out about resources, and share strategies and success stories across the nation.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Drinking Nightmare

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The National Binge Drinking Campaign. Along with a range of initiatives, it aims to reduce harms associated with drinking to intoxication by young Australians.

Department of Health

eSafety Women

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Provides a range of resources and advice to help women take control of their online experiences. Includes tips on how to check security settings across all digital devices, dealing with cyber stalking, trolling, and sharing intimate images without consent.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Housing support programs

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Programs and services to help make housing more available and reduce homelessness.

Department of Social Services

Living Safe Together

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Provides information on what communities and the Australian Government are doing to build resilient communities that take action against violent extremism.

Attorney-General's Department

National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

Connects the work being done by all Australian governments, community organisations and individuals to reduce violence so that we can work together to ensure less women experience violence and more women and their children live safely.

Department of Social Services

Online gambling

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Provides information on the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA), which prohibits providing certain interactive gambling services to a customer physically present in Australia. Includes links to information on the Interactive Gambling Industry Code and the complaints process.

Department of Communications and the Arts

Organ donor registration

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The only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death. Family consent is always sought before donation can proceed.

Department of Human Services

Our Watch

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Aims to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

Our Watch

Racism. It Stops With Me.

The National Anti-Racism Strategy campaign invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Racism. No Way.

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Aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.

Department of Education and Communities [NSW]

Reducing violence

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Programs and services to help reduce violence against women and their children.

Department of Social Services

Respect.gov.au – Violence against women. Let's stop it at the start.

Provides supporting information for a campaign to prevent violence against women by teaching children to respect family and friends, and being mindful of gender stereotypes.

Department of Social Services

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.

Attorney-General's Department

Sexual Violence Research

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Provides access to current information and resources to assist those working against sexual assault and violence.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Take a Stand

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Provides information and helpful ideas for young people about dealing with bullying.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Take a Stand Together

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Provides students with tips and advice which they can apply to different bullying situations.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

The Allen Adventure

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This fun and interactive app teaches children social and emotional skills and how to identify and deal with inappropriate behaviour from other children. Suitable for children from 3 to 8 years of age.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

The Line

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Provides supporting information for a behaviour change campaign for young people aged 12 to 20 years. The Line encourages healthy and respectful relationships by challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours that support violence.

Our Watch

Violence, harassment and bullying

These are issues that concern not only children and young people. Provides links to factsheets for on how to deal with bullying, information on people’s rights, and links and numbers on where to find help.

Australian Human Rights Commission