AWAVA as the National Women’s Alliance focusing on combating all forms of violence against women will be preparing a submission to the Attorney-General and the Australian Law Reform Commission on the Family Violence Bill tabled for public consultation. The time line is very tight with the submission opportunity closing on 14th January 2011. This also means that the submission will be developed in December and the only window for endorsement is in the Christmas and New Year week which is not practical. Therefore the submission will indicate who has contributed to it rather than who has endorsed it.

If you wish to contribute your views to AWAVA’s submission please contact us by email. The submission will be developed within a framework which maximises the safety of women and their children and which reflects a sophisticated understanding of domestic and family violence in Australian society. You can find the proposed changes and other details here.