Another big welcome to all our new subscribers! We’ve had quite a few of you join us over the past few weeks, which is great news (although, it might just be the cold weather in the southern states keeping you all indoors and looking for a great read!)

Quite a few diverse and interesting articles this week – and a few new events for you to check out as well.

Around the nation

  • The Victorian Department of Human Services have this week released their Indigenous Family Violence Primary Prevention Framework
  • This media release reports on Australia funding $17.7 million to reduce domestic and community violence against women in Afghanistan
  • Volume 1 of the DLA Piper Report: Allegations of sexual and other abuse in Defence has now been released in full – read the media release here
  • The Safe at Home, Safe at Work project has received funding for a further 12 months

Around the world

Get Involved!

The NSW Legislative Council has established a Select Committee on the partial defence of provocation – you can have your say by lodging your submission by 10 August 2012

Upcoming Events


This Month

  • Last chance to submit your abstracts for the inaugural National Rural Women’s Conference in February 2013 – closing date 4pm today (13 July)
  • Still time to register to attend the Red Cross Human Trafficking sessions in Canberra on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 July
  • The Equality Rights Alliance will be conducting FREE Federal Budget training in Alice Springs 23 July – click  here to learn more and register now!!


  • Take action on Peace Day 21 September, and become part of the largest gathering of people in the name of Peace and non violence. Watch the youtube clip here


  • The No To Violence conference in November 2012
  • Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference in Melbourne, November 2012
  • The 7th Womens Health Conference will be held in Sydney in 2013
  • Australian Women’s Coalition is calling young women between 18 – 30 years who live, study or work in Auburn, Bankstown, Liverpool or Coffs Harbour NSW, or in Canberra, ACT to be a part of SHOUT!  A series of three free workshops will run in each location, complemented by an online network of support and skills-sharing and a local network of participants and AWC member organisations. The workshops will culminate in community events on Harmony Day next year, 21 March 2013. Find out more here