We welcome the opportunity to make a submission submission as part of the Commonwealth’s consultation on a new civil penalties regime for the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, and related matters. AWAVA supports moves to criminalise the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in Commonwealth law. As we have previously stated in our submission to the 2016 Senate [...]
Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence
AWAVA made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence. Download the submission here to read more about our recommendations.
Our view on cuts to social spending across areas from income support to legal and homeless services. Read our recent submission. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 Read recent full submission here. As reference read earlier joint submission here.
Submission in response to the exposure draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures) Bill 2017 (Cth) and corresponding Public Consultation Paper. 3 Feb 2017
AWAVA supports the intention of the draft Bill to strengthen the Family Law Act, and particularly the intention of enabling family law systems to better respond to and offer protection to victims/survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence. We agree there is value in the expansion of state and territory family law jurisdictions to enable [...]
Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences 27 January 2017
In our submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences last 27th of January 2017, we highlighted the Australian Government’s legislative, policy and program responses to violence against women as well as the funding situation that puts women’s services in a state of uncertainty. We recognize that this is a [...]