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22 06, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 22 June 2017

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Last year, the NSW government announced that victims/survivors of domestic violence will be able to end a tenancy immediately and without penalty if they have an apprehended violence order or family law injunction. The new laws are expected to be introduced into parliament this year. However, many women subjected to domestic violence do not report [...]

15 06, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 15 June 2017

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AWAVA has joined 162 civil society organisations and 383 individuals to call for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability. A submission by the Australian Cross-Disability Alliance (now Disabled People’s Organisations Australia) illustrates how widespread these crimes are, including the fact that 90 percent of women with an intellectual disability [...]

9 06, 2017

Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence

By |June 9th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

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.

9 06, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 8 June 2017

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Welcome to the latest AWAVA Weekly Round-Up! This week, Our Watch released a major new resource, Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice: How to change the story. Last year Our Watch launched the world-first shared framework for primary prevention, Change the Story, which identified gender inequality as the key driver of violence [...]

6 06, 2017

2017-2018 Federal Budget: Analysis

By |June 6th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Budget measures to address violence against women   AWAVA has expressed concern that the Government’s commitment to address violence against women has not resulted in any substantial additional funding.[1] The 2017-2018 Budget is not taking any substantive measure to reduce gender inequality, which is recognised as a cause of violence against women. Diverse groups of [...]

25 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 24 May 2017

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The National Foundation for Australian Women has released its 2017 Gender Lens report, showing that despite some positive initiatives the Australian Government’s 2017-18 Budget does little to address the entrenched economic disadvantage experienced by women. Given that gender inequality is the key underlying driver of violence against women and their children, this is a major [...]

19 05, 2017

Sexual violence: Law reform and access to justice

By |May 19th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

In Australia, sexual violence is recognised as a serious crime and an extreme violation of human rights in which the Australian Government has an obligation to exercise ‘due diligence’ in establishing effective measures to prevent, investigate and prosecute such cases of violence.   The criminal justice system remains the primary institution for responding to sexual [...]

19 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 17 May 2017

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We extend a huge congratulations to AWAVA Advisory Group member organisation,Women’s Legal Services Australia, and the many other organisations and individuals who have been campaigning to prohibit the direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings. The Attorney-General, George Brandis, announced in last Tuesday’s budget that the government will amend the Family Law [...]

12 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 11 May 2017

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In the wake of the federal Budget, AWAVA has welcomed some announcements on family law and homelessness services, but remains concerned that without substantial investment and collaboration, we will not be able to prevent or properly respond to violence against women. AWAVA is relieved that homelessness services will continue to be funded, including refuges and [...]

10 05, 2017

Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain

By |May 10th, 2017|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|0 Comments

10 May 2017 Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has welcomed some budget announcements on family law and homelessness services, but remains concerned that without substantial investment and collaboration, we will not be able to prevent or properly respond to violence against women.   [...]