Things are starting to get very busy in the AWAVA offices – with lots of planning for the coming year happening, as well as the start of some big things to come in regards to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. Make sure you keep your eye on our website for updates!

In the outside world, there has been plenty of focus on violence against women – here are just some of the things that crossed our virtual desks this week.

Around the Nation

  • The Commonwealth Attorney-General  has launched the revised Family Court’s Best Practice Principles
  • Family Court Chief Justice comments on the best practice principles in this article
  • ABC Gippsland reports on some of the issues and programs in the region
  • Still in Victoria, and the Leader newspaper reports on a new project aimed at helping those affected by Family Violence
  • In this media release Kate Ellis advises of a new program aimed at improving support for victims of human trafficking
  • The Australian reports that the Catholic Church will apologise for past forced adoptions
  • The new R18+ rating will have impacts for video games that depict sexual and other violence
  • The ADFA enquiry continues, with information on the current submissions starting to make appearances in the media.

And Internationally:


A reminder that the call for contributions for the September edition of Parity are still open  (closing 16th September)