Yearly Archives: 2018

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15 06, 2018

2018 CEDAW Shadow Report – Violence Against Women

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AWAVA with contributions from National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum, Harmony Alliance and Refugee Council of Australia has made a submission to the 70th session of the United Nations Conventions on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).   The shadow report looks at the issues of violence against women.   Download [...]

22 05, 2018

Submission in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System Issues Paper

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AWAVA, along with National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) and Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change, has made a joint submission in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System Issues Paper.   Download our submission here  

20 02, 2018

Submission on review of the early release of superannuation benefits

By |February 20th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Treasury on the early release of superannuation benefits.   This submission has been endorsed by Equality Rights Alliance and economicSecurity4Women.   Download our submission here  

9 02, 2018

Submission in response to the public consultation on the Family Law Amendment (Parent Management Hearings) Bill 2017

By |February 9th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the public consultation on the Family Law Amendment (Parent Management Hearings) Bill 2017.   Download our submission here    

9 02, 2018

Submission to the Justice Project

By |February 9th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the public consultation within the Justice Project run by the Law Council of Australia. For more information on the project click here.   Download our submission here    

9 02, 2018

Submission on the adequacy of existing offences to capture cyberbullying

By |February 9th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the inquiry on the adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying. In the submission we brought the Committee's attention to the four priority areas for consideration: the need to understand the sexual and gender aspects of [...]

6 02, 2018

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women: Online VAW

By |February 6th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women providing a detailed analysis of the online violence, which we define as technology-facilitated abuse. Access full submission here:    To access the state by state legislation in relation to technology-facilitated abuse click here: 

1 02, 2018

Submission on Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017

By |February 1st, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission on Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017 urging the Government to take a gender-responsive approach to housing and homelessness policy.   Download our submission here    

1 02, 2018

2018-2019 Joint AWAVA/Harmony Alliance Pre-Budget Submission

By |February 1st, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has partnered with the Harmony Alliance to make a 2018-2019 Pre-budget submission focusing on the access to services for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.   AWAVA and the Harmony Alliance have put 10 recommendations to the Government to ensure that migration rules and eligibility requirements for support services do now disempower victims/survivors [...]

1 02, 2018

2018-2019 Pre-Budget Submission

By |February 1st, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a 2018-2019 Pre-Budget submission focusing on areas such as the adequate funding and resourcing of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children, housing and homelessness services for women and children leaving violence, other services and payments for women facing violence, economic empowerment, access to justice and technological safety [...]