Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, we welcomed the opportunity to provide our advice and comment to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia. A copy of AWAVA’s submission can be found here: http://awava.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/AWAVA-Submission-to-the-Senate-Inquiry-into-Domestic-Violence-in-Australia.pdf
Many of the links we are highlighting this week represent beginnings: the building of new facilities, the commencement of pilot programs, the directions of courts and the entering into force of new laws, among many others. Much like the recommendations we provided in our submission to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence, these endeavours will only be successful in preventing and eliminating violence against women if we continue to build on them and commit ourselves to moving forward together.
Around the Country
- In many abusive relationships, “money is used as a weapon or means of control”