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Forum outcomes: Primary prevention in Tasmania

February 2022 / 30 minutes reading time

Key terms

  • Public policy
  • Primary prevention
  • Workplace standards
  • Prevention strategies
  • Education
  • Community settings

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This paper reports on a hybrid event and consultation hosted by Our Watch – in partnership with the Department of Communities Tasmania – on 30 November 2021, as part of the National Primary Prevention Hub.

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The feedback collected at the event will inform the development of Tasmania’s third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan. The event consisted of:

  1. A series of presentations by Our Watch situating primary prevention in the Tasmanian context.
  2. Case studies from a range of organisations implementing prevention of violence against women initiatives in Tasmania including Citizen Tasmania, Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS), Big hART, South-East Tasmania Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC), and Hobart Women’s Shelter.
  3. Discussion on the challenges and opportunities in Tasmania for primary prevention, with a focus on workplaces, education and community settings.

This paper summarises the case studies and key themes that were discussed at the forum and in the post-event survey to promote information and knowledge sharing across the Tasmanian sector. There are links to related evidence, research and primary prevention approaches throughout the report to support information sharing and knowledge-building.

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Primary prevention and the Tasmanian context

Key themes from discussion on primary prevention in Tasmania


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