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Vote to end violence in the ACT election

Vote for us

We asked the candidates running in the ACT election what they plan to do to eliminate domestic and family violence.

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Come along to our Ladies Lunch Garden Party

Ladies Lunch





We're having a fabulous late spring garden party lunch -- and you're invited!

We've got a big announcement to make about Tara's Angels and we'd love you to be there for it.

Come enjoy delicious food and meet motivated women from across Canberra. Buy your tickets today!

When: 20 October, 12pm

Where: Ivy and the Fox, Acton




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Respectful Relationships talks in schools

Michael Costigan and our ambassador Marlene Tighe joined the students at St Clare's College in Canberra to discuss the importance of respectful relationships. Having these conversations early makes such a difference.

TCF at St Clares

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Our Inaugural Angel Gala Ball

Angel Ball

Thank you for joining the Tara Costigan Foundation for our first Angel Gala Ball in Canberra on August 5.

See all the photos on our Facebook page.

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Our Summit Report Released: Next Steps for Change

Earlier this year, our National Family Violence Summit brought together survivors, community organisations, researchers and more to find the next steps to end family violence.

On Tuesday, our CEO Michael Costigan delivered our expert Report from the Summit to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. It sets out what needs to happen next to end this crisis. Read it and take action today!

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Tara's Swim for Change

One highlight of recent weeks was a beautiful swim and family day held by Aqua Harmony in Kambah, raising funds for Tara’s Angels.

Jody, one of the swim teachers there, contacted TCF to hold a fundraiser... out of that Tara's Swim for Change was born. 

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Tara's Walk for Change 2016

On the Saturday of our recent National Family Violence Summit, Canberrans came out in force to demand change to the cycle of family violence at the second Tara's Walk for Change.

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National Family Violence Summit wraps up

The Tara Costigan Foundation held the first National Family Violence Summit in March and it was a fantastic success, bringing together front-line workers, DV survivors, political leaders and experts.

The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader addressed the Summit, which also featured discussions about media involvement, warning signs, root causes and legal perspectives on family violence. During the Prime Minister’s speech, he said that Tara's death and story was a reminder of the reality of those caught in the scourge of domestic violence.

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