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Yearly Archives: 2012

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22 06, 2012

Advocating for Inclusion of DV as Ground of Discrimination

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AWAVA joined several of our Advisory Group member organisations in writing to the Attorney-General on 21 June in support of including domestic violence as a ground of discrimination in the consolidated Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws. In January 2012, AWAVA formally endorsed and supported the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse (ADFVC) submission to the Attorney-General's Department. [...]

1 06, 2012

Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into the National Children’s Commissioner Bill 2012

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AWAVA welcomes the establishment of the statutory office of the National Children's Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission, see our submission for the Senate Inquiry here  

1 02, 2012

Domestic Violence as a Ground of Discrimination

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AWAVA endorsed the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse (ADFVC) submission on the consolidation of the anti-discrimination laws on 1 February 2012. AWAVA strongly advocates for an express protection to be included in the consolidated Act for women who encounter discrimination in the workplace, or in securing accommodation or services, as a consequence of experiencing, [...]

30 01, 2012

Pre Budget Submission: Focusing on, and investing in, addressing VAW

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AWAVA submitted two Pre Budget Submissions to Treasury, one in collaboration with the Equality Rights Alliance; both emphasised strengthening the focus and investment in addressing violence against women.  AWAVA was disappointed that the 2012-13 budget announcements and Women’s Statement included no new commitments. Although AWAVA is very supportive of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women [...]