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28 11, 2019

Submission into the Religious Discrimination Bill – Exposure Draft

By |November 28th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission into the Religious Discrimination Bill - Exposure Draft. We have called on the government to prevent faith-based exemptions that may allow further discrimination against women and the LGBTIQ+ community. Download our submission here  

25 11, 2019

National alliance calls for critical safeguards in Family Law Inquiry

By |November 25th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement 25 November 2019    The national body representing organisations working for women’s safety, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA), has called for the urgent implementation of safety mechanisms so that victims/survivors of family violence and abuse can share their stories safely with the new family law inquiry.   AWAVA has written to the [...]

20 11, 2019

Changes in Migration Act – 2019

By |November 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

In April 2019, the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act commenced, changingthe previous arrangements for partner visas. Previously, the visa application and sponsorship application were lodged together. A valid visa application could be lodged prior to the sponsorship being approved.   Under the new arrangements, the sponsorship must be lodged and assessed first. [...]

18 10, 2019

Joint Statement – Make family law safe: stop putting victim-survivors of family violence and child abuse in harm’s way

By |October 18th, 2019|In Focus, Media Release|0 Comments

Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children have today launched a joint statement rejecting the legitimacy of the Government’s new Family Law Inquiry.   The statement, organised by community campaigning group Fair Agenda and AWAVA, the body set up to inform government policy on violence [...]

15 10, 2019

National alliance and domestic violence services unite in extraordinary call to stop the Andrews-Hanson inquiry

By |October 15th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement 14 October 2019  National alliance and domestic violence services unite in extraordinary call to stop the Andrews-Hanson inquiry   The national body representing organisations working for women’s safety across the country, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, has called on Senators to stop the family law inquiry from going ahead.   Domestic and family [...]

10 10, 2019

Become an AWAVA Friend & Supporter

By |October 10th, 2019|Get Involved|0 Comments

Our Friends and Supporters share our vision to ensure that all women and children are able to live free from all forms of violence and abuse. We currently have over 200 individuals and organisations from a diverse range of backgrounds in our friends and supporters network.   AWAVA’s Vision, Values, Principles and Objectives can be [...]

3 10, 2019

Submission into the review of adequacy of Newstart payments

By |October 3rd, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia. We have called on the government to increase Newstart and other related payments by at least $75 per week. Download our submission here [...]

2 10, 2019

Blueprint for Reform

By |October 2nd, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

Removing Barriers to Safety for Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence who are on Temporary Visas Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights. The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children envisions an Australia free from all forms of violence and abuse against women and their children.   On [...]

26 09, 2019

Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women: A survey of activities in Australia – Report

By |September 26th, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

26 September 2019     Primary prevention is an approach to address the underlying gendered and other intersecting drivers of violence to stop violence before it occurs. Primary prevention of violence against women encompasses activities to build respectful relationships and increase gender equality to reduce and ultimately end violence against women. It also includes activities [...]

20 09, 2019

Technology-facilitated abuse legal guides

By |September 20th, 2019|Best Practice Resources|0 Comments

WESNET, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and the Women's Legal Service NSW have prepared legal guides on laws relevant to people experiencing technology-facilitated abuse and stalking. For more information on laws in each State or Territory, click here.