Our Advisory Group comprises member organisations from all states and territories, including peak bodies, in the area of preventing and responding to violence against women. AWAVA’s Advisory Group informs AWAVA’s priorities and work plan, and amplifies the voices of the women and networks that members represent, with particular emphasis on marginalised and under-represented groups of women. The Advisory Group is intended to fairly represent the different sub-sectors within the violence against women sector. Our current members are:
Policy Executive Group
A Policy Executive Group, comprised of five Advisory Group member representatives, the AWAVA Program Manager and WESNET National Director, serves to expedite decisions about AWAVA policy positions and work priorities when timelines mean convening the entire Advisory Group is not feasible. Current member representatives on the Policy Executive Group are: Julie Oberin (WESNET), Heidi La Paglia (WWDA), Samantha Chung (Ruby Gaea NT), Hayley Foster (Women’s Safety NSW) and Bonney Corbin (AWHN).
AWAVA’s auspicing body is the Women’s Services Network (WESNET), and the Contract Manager is Karen Bentley, National Director of WESNET.