Key points from women's safety summit

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People from across Australia, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, gathered online for two days to discuss the next national plan to stop violence against women and children.

* The next national plan must continue to build on strong basic primary prevention: to stop violence before it starts. And achieve long-term attitudinal, cultural, systemic and behavioural change.

* It must be backed by long-term bipartisanship by all governments across prevention, intervention response, and recovery. Investment should support both existing services and new responses, with long-term service level funding for frontline services, including housing and advocacy.

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must lead responses for the community, and the next national plan must ensure that the commitments in the national agreement on Closing the Gap are embedded.

* Prioritise working with men and boys to disrupt and prevent the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence, and seek to engage men in leadership positions across the community to articulate the need for change.

* Victim survivors of gender-based violence must be involved in decision-making that impacts on their lives.

* Effective research, data and evaluation is needed to inform investment and program improvement and track progress and performance.

* Recognise the importance of justice in healing from trauma and the need for government support to allow healing.

* Continuously improve the justice system to ensure people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence are able to achieve justice, and people using violence and abuse are held to account.

* Children and young people must be acknowledged as victims and survivors in their own right with serious long-term consequences and economic costs.

* Businesses can foster gender equality in their workforces and make workplaces safer.

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