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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 [...]

18 09, 2019

AWAVA calls for family law parliamentary inquiry to be abandoned

By |September 18th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement   18 September 2019   Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) calls on parliamentarians of all parties to stop the proposed inquiry into family law, which was announced yesterday in response to a motion by Senator Pauline Hanson.   “We have had enough enquiries. There are steps the Government can take right now [...]

15 04, 2019

AWAVA’s analysis of the 2019-2020 Federal Budget

By |April 15th, 2019|Media Release, Research & Reports|0 Comments

Budget measures to address violence against women and their children AWAVA has completed the analysis how the 2019-2020 Federal Budget's measure contribute to addressing violence against women and their children. You can download the full text here  

6 03, 2019

AWAVA response to ‘Our Investment in Women’s Safety’ package

By |March 6th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

6 March 2019 The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the substantial investment in this package and looks forward to working on the detailed implementation. We are particularly pleased to see the strong investment in primary prevention and recognition that this work needs to be done with communities in their diversity. As we move [...]

11 02, 2019

AWAVA statement on Government announcement of $78 million for women and children facing family violence

By |February 11th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

11 February 2019     An NGO Alliance working to end violence against women has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of $78 million to increase accommodation for women and children facing family violence, but has raised questions about how the funds will be delivered.   Australian Women Against Violence Alliance has also questioned whether other [...]

8 06, 2018

AWAVA’s 2018-19 Federal Budget Analysis

By |June 8th, 2018|Announcement, Media Release, Research & Reports|0 Comments

We have completed our analysis of how the 2018-19 Federal Budget addresses violence against women. While there is some good news in the Budget, other areas need significant improvement. Download our full analysis:    Have a look at our video summary here:  

10 05, 2017

Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain

By |May 10th, 2017|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|0 Comments

10 May 2017 Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has welcomed some budget announcements on family law and homelessness services, but remains concerned that without substantial investment and collaboration, we will not be able to prevent or properly respond to violence against women.   [...]

16 11, 2016

AWAVA welcomes Third Action Plan

By |November 16th, 2016|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|0 Comments

AWAVA welcomes Third Action Plan, calls for better homelessness service funding 3 November 2016   AWAVA welcomes the publication of the Third Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.   We are pleased to see that the Action Plan recognises the role of specialist women’s services in our [...]

4 10, 2016

Post Conference Report

By |October 4th, 2016|Media Release|0 Comments

AWAVA's Program Manager, Merrindahl Andrew  delivered  her speech during the closing day of the Prevalent and Preventable Violence against Women conference which was held in Adelaide from 19 to 22 of September 2016.     I want to address a question that’s been raised several times in the conference, which is how to build on the [...]