Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has announced its Advisory Panel on Domestic and Family Violence. AWAVA’s is pleased to announce that our Chair, Julie Oberin, has been appointed the Panel. We are encouraged by COAG’s leadership in tackling domestic violence and look forward to strong outcomes for women and children escaping violence over the coming year.
Around the Country
- In the lead up to the release of the 2015-16 Federal Budget The Project highlighted the need for increased funding for services supporting women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. After the release of the Budget Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty and key women’s organisations have questioned the lack of funding for primary prevention and specialist women’s services within the 2015-16 Federal Budget. The Project also followed up their pre-budget segment, confronting Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the lack of funding for domestic and family violence initiatives.