AWAVA joined 96 other organisations, including many of our member organisations and Friends & Supporters, in calling on the Government to pass the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 through parliament by the end of June this year and welcoming the additional protected attributes suggested in the recommendations made by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee.
See the letter here: Joint NGO letter to Attorney-General
AWAVA also issued a Media Release: Protecting Domestic Violence As A Protected Attribute
AWAVA Call to Action
We need your help to make sure that the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 is heard this parliamentary sitting. The Bill’s passage is essential to secure the status of being a survivor or victim of domestic violence as a protected attribute in discrimination cases.
What we want you to do:
- Call your local MP and other members now and cover the points in this letter or
- Drop a personalised version of this letter into your local MP’s office or
- Email the attached personalised version of this letter to your local member and other members and follow-up with a phone call to check it is received
- Pass on the letter to your networks to send to their members
This is a local issue, there will be women in constituencies and clients seen at local support services that are facing discrimination and who would greatly benefit from this much-needed protection.
You can also:
- Sign the GetUp! Petition, this will be handed to the Attorney General today, 19 March: http://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/anti-discrimination/time-for-action/sign-the-petition; send the populated short letter to your MP and contact the papers with a letter
- Send the GetUp! Petition to your networks