Vlog Series – Alison Macdonald

“Family Violence is Everybody’s Business” with Alison Macdonald

Micaela highlights the significant leadership role that Alison held during both the merger between Domestic Violence Victoria and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre as well as her in depth contribution to the Royal Commission life cycle.

Alison discusses the most significant changes that she has seen come about since the Family Violence Royal Commission, such as the way the media portrays and discusses family violence, and the growth of community understanding of the impact family violence has on the life of Australian women, children and marginalised communities. Alison also talks about the impact of family violence that she has seen on both the community and support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.