Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, the number of women who have been murdered by men across the country has risen to 40. However, we have also seen some positive steps in our response to this violence. The ACT Government has announced the appointment of Vicki Parker to the role of domestic violence coordinator-general. Ms. Parker will be responsible for coordinating the Territory’s response to domestic violence. In New South Wales domestic violence survivors will now be able to give evidence via audio or video link, meaning the no longer have to confront perpetrators of violence in court. AWAVA looks forward to ongoing action at the Commonwealth and State and Territory level to effectively address violence against women.
Around the Country
- In South Australia, a woman who was found murdered in a storeroom below the Business SA building was fleeing domestic violence.
- In Tasmania, the State Government has allocated an addition $800,000 to tackling family violence.
- Domestic violence survivor Angela Ivancevic has spoken out about husband’s domestic violence.