Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, many of the links we’ve highlighted focus on the huge contributions that dedicated staff in frontline services make to the community in Australia and around the world. While they are often given a backseat in the media, these individuals commit themselves to assisting people in need, often in very difficult circumstances. The perspectives and insights of those who work in frontline services within the preventing violence against women sector are crucial as we develop effective and innovative initiatives to eliminate men’s violence against women.
Around the Country
- Family violence workers around Australia accept low pay and conditions in order to support much needed services
- The Federal Government has announced that it will accept all 19 recommendations of the Moss Review into sexual abuse in Australia’s offshore detention centre in Nauru
- Discussions are proceeding on trials of cashless welfare cards to prevent recipients from purchasing alcohol and gambling
- Lieutenant General David Morrison’s successor as Chief of Army has been named
- In Queensland, MP Billy Gordon has been expelled from the Labor Party after failing to reveal his criminal history, including accusations of domestic violence
- In Victoria, trials have begun of a system of monitoring domestic violence offenders deemed especially dangerous