Our Advisory Group

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 difference sub-sectors within the violence against women sector. Our current members are:

 

Organisation Advisory Group member
Women’s Services Network

WESNET

Julie Oberin
Margaret Augerinos
Proxy: Pauline Woodbridge
Association of Women Educators AWE Maria Delaney
Proxy: Angela Walsh
National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence NASASV Karen Willis
Proxy: TBC
Ruby Gaea NT   Samantha Chung
Proxy: TBC
Australasian Council of Women and Policing ACWAP Maha Sukkar
Proxy: Andrea Quinn
Australian Women’s Health Network AWHN Rita Butera
Proxy: Kelly Bannister
Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services of South Australia CWDVS SA Susie Smith
Proxy: Penny Odgen
Domestic Violence Victoria DVVic Alison MacDonald
Proxy: Alison Birchall
ACT Women’s Services Network ACT WSN Marcia Williams
Proxy: Helen Machalias
Sexual Assault Support Service, Tasmania SASS Tas Jill Maxwell
Proxy: Holly Mason-White
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance NATSIWA Christine Ross
Proxy: TBC
Domestic Violence NSW DVNSW Gayatri Nair
Proxy: Trishima Mitra-Kahn
National Union of Students Women’s Officer NUS Women’s Officer  TBC
Proxy: TBC
Ending Violence Against Women Queensland EVAWQ Jude Marshall
Proxy: Lindy Edwards
Women’s Council For Domestic & Family Violence Services WA WCDFVS Kedy Kristal
Proxy: Angela Hartwig
Women’s Essential Service Providers Tasmania WESP Tas Haidee Fullard
Proxy: Jacinta Atkins
Women’s Legal Services Australia WLSA Tania Clarke
Proxy: TBC
Women With Disabilities Australia WWDA Heidi La Paglia
Proxy: TBC
Project Respect Rachel Reilly
Proxy: Courtney Keefe
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW Inc WDVCAS NSW Inc Hayley Foster
Proxy: Anita Cox
Young Women’s Advisory Group of Equality Rights Alliance YWAG ERA Romy Listo
Linnea Burdon-Smith
Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change Michal Morris
Proxy: TBC

 

 

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), Margaret Augerinos (WESNET), Heidi La Paglia (WWDA), Romy Listo (YWAG ERA), and Samantha Chung (Ruby Gaea NT).

 


AWAVA’s auspicing body is the Women’s Services Network (WESNET), and the Contract Manager is Karen Bentley, Interim National Director of WESNET.