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Vic targets zero family violence deaths

AAP logoAAP 24/11/2016

It might seem unrealistic to expect no women and children to die from family violence, but Rosie Batty says it has to be Victoria's aim.

The state wants the number of women and children who die as a result of family violence to drop to none as part of its 10-year plan.

"How can you say one death is okay? So I think that has to be our aim and that has to be our vision," former Australian of the Year Ms Batty told reporters on Thursday.

"If it seems unrealistic, (well) how can we say anything less than that?"

Premier Daniel Andrews launched the plan on Thursday and said the government was actively considering a levy to fund family violence support.

"We are actively looking, we're looking very closely at a levy," Mr Andrews told reporters.

"We all pay a price for family violence now."

Victoria's family violence royal commission recommended the state find a new funding source to pay for family violence support, taking the sector out of the boom-and-bust cycle of government spending.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.

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