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10 12, 2019

Letter to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP on the decision to defund the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (FVPLS)

By |December 10th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has written to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians, requesting that funding be reinstated to the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum), and much-needed additional resources be allocated to the body. We were very concerned to learn that funding to National FVPLS Forum has been cut, [...]

28 11, 2019

Thinking of engaging with the Select Committee inquiry into family law?

By |November 28th, 2019|Get Involved, In Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA’s position   Along with Fair Agenda and over 100 peak bodies and practitioners, we opposed the establishment of the inquiry. We made a joint statement calling for immediate action to make family law safer, separate from this unnecessary and harmful inquiry.   Now that the inquiry is going ahead against our advice, we are [...]

28 11, 2019

Specialist Women’s Services Webinar Presentation

By |November 28th, 2019|Research & Reports|0 Comments

On November 18 AWAVA Program Manager Dr Merrindahl Andrew delivered a presentation on “The Unique Role of Specialist Women’s Services in ending Violence Against Women” as part of the WESNET Webinar Series. Download the presentation here:

28 11, 2019

Submission to Senate Inquiry on Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition Bill 2019

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

AWAVA has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019. We recommend that the Australian Government abandon the cashless debit cards legislation; establish a voluntary opt-in framework for welfare management; and apply intersectional gender lens to the social security policy. Download [...]

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 [...]