Denis Napthine, Victoria Premier, Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Major, Ken Lay, Police Chief Commissioner & Andrew Demetriou, AFL CEO, are all promoting a new campaign to reduce domestic violence called Take a Stand asking perpetrators to take responsibility for their actions and end family violence.
Last year 50,382 family violence calls were made to police.
Twelve Victorians were killed, with almost all being women.
More than 16,000 physical assaults were recorded to have taken place in the home.
Intervention orders are failing to protect victims, mainly women, from violent perpetrators.
Family violence is a leading cause of poverty, homelessness and illness for young women.
People who commit domestic violence crimes need to understand that their behaviour is simply unacceptable and that the courts alone could not end family violence.