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20 02, 2018

Submission on review of the early release of superannuation benefits

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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

2017 Weekly Round Up Archive

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Read AWAVA's Weekly Round-Ups to stay up to date on news from the preventing and responding to violence against women sector.   Love wins! 8 December 2017 Cross-border DVOs, sexual harassment in Aus media, & opportunities to get involved 1 December 2017 16 Days of Activism, Inap Nau partnership in PNG, the heavy toll of [...]

1 02, 2018

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

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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 [...]

18 12, 2017

Family violence and migration status: short version

By |December 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds report similar forms of domestic and family violence to other women. However, the impact of violence is exacerbated by the stressors of the migration experience generally, and the constraints of visa status, which may increase women’s dependency on perpetrators for economic security and residency rights.   Visa dependency [...]