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30 03, 2015

Funding for Legal Aid Kept

By |March 30th, 2015|In Focus, Legal & Justice, News|0 Comments

Attorney-General Senator the Hon. George Brandis and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash have announced that current levels of Commonwealth funding of Legal Aid Commissions, Community Legal Centres (except Environmental Defenders Offices) and Indigenous legal assistance will continue for another two years. In their announcement, the Government acknowledge the crucial [...]

22 06, 2012

Advocating for Inclusion of DV as Ground of Discrimination

By |June 22nd, 2012|AWAVA News, Legal & Justice, Submissions|Comments Off on Advocating for Inclusion of DV as Ground of Discrimination

AWAVA joined several of our Advisory Group member organisations in writing to the Attorney-General on 21 June in support of including domestic violence as a ground of discrimination in the consolidated Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws. In January 2012, AWAVA formally endorsed and supported the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse (ADFVC) submission to the Attorney-General's Department. [...]

1 02, 2012

Domestic Violence as a Ground of Discrimination

By |February 1st, 2012|Legal & Justice, Submissions|Comments Off on Domestic Violence as a Ground of Discrimination

AWAVA endorsed the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse (ADFVC) submission on the consolidation of the anti-discrimination laws on 1 February 2012. AWAVA strongly advocates for an express protection to be included in the consolidated Act for women who encounter discrimination in the workplace, or in securing accommodation or services, as a consequence of experiencing, [...]

24 03, 2011

Family Violence Bill Announced

By |March 24th, 2011|Legal & Justice, Media Release|Comments Off on Family Violence Bill Announced

The Attorney-General announced this morning that he is introducing the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 into Parliament today. This followed consultation on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 Exposure Draft, which was supported by 73% of respondents. While the proposed changes are an important first step to better protecting [...]

2 03, 2011

Weekly Round-up* 4 March 2011

By |March 2nd, 2011|AWAVA News, International Women's Day, Legal & Justice, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 4 March 2011

A busy week  as usual in the AWAVA office, with plenty of news coming out of New York (see below) as well as preparations for International Women's Day Celebrations - I hope you're all planning something special! The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, has been in New York this week attending a [...]

15 02, 2011

Forced Marriage

By |February 15th, 2011|Legal & Justice|Comments Off on Forced Marriage

The UTS Anti-Slavery Project at University of Technology, Sydney has asked us to poll our members about forced marriage. Please share this link far and wide. AWAVA will provide your feedback to UTS for their submission to the A-G's Department (see more about the call for submissions below). [contact-field label="Have you or your organisation received any [...]

17 01, 2011

AWAVA/WLSA Submission on Family Law Amendment Bill

By |January 17th, 2011|AWAVA News, Legal & Justice, Submissions|Comments Off on AWAVA/WLSA Submission on Family Law Amendment Bill

Women's Legal Services Australia (WLSA) and AWAVA as the National Women’s Alliance focusing on combating all forms of violence against women have lodged a submission to the Attorney-General and the Australian Law Reform Commission on the Family Violence Bill. Download our submission here   

24 11, 2010

Media Release – 25 Nov – Day Against Violence

By |November 24th, 2010|Call for submissions, International Women's Day, Legal & Justice, Media Release|0 Comments

In 1999 the United Nations declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with the aim of inviting the organisation of activities designated to raise public awareness. Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981 marking the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three [...]

24 11, 2010

AWAVA calling for contributions to the submission to the Family Violence Bill

By |November 24th, 2010|Call for submissions, Legal & Justice|0 Comments

AWAVA as the National Women's Alliance focusing on combating all forms of violence against women will be preparing a submission to the Attorney-General and the Australian Law Reform Commission on the Family Violence Bill tabled for public consultation. The time line is very tight with the submission opportunity closing on 14th January 2011. This also [...]