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9 01, 2020

AWAVA’s operations in light of the unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis

By |2020-04-15T13:53:47+10:00January 9th, 2020|2020, Media Release|Comments Off on AWAVA’s operations in light of the unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis

9 January 2020    WESNET, as contract manager and employer for the AWAVA secretariat based in Canberra, have released the following statement in light of an unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis in the ACT.   "As you may know, the AWAVA Secretariat is located in Canberra, which has been subject to unhealthy and [...]

25 11, 2019

National alliance calls for critical safeguards in Family Law Inquiry

By |2019-11-25T10:30:19+10:00November 25th, 2019|Media Release|Comments Off on National alliance calls for critical safeguards in Family Law Inquiry

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 [...]

18 10, 2019

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

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00October 18th, 2019|In Focus, Media Release|Comments Off on Joint Statement – Make family law safe: stop putting victim-survivors of family violence and child abuse in harm’s way

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00October 15th, 2019|Media Release|Comments Off on National alliance and domestic violence services unite in extraordinary call to stop the Andrews-Hanson inquiry

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 |2019-09-18T13:02:50+10:00September 18th, 2019|Media Release|Comments Off on AWAVA calls for family law parliamentary inquiry to be abandoned

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 [...]

6 03, 2019

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

By |2019-03-06T13:20:29+10:00March 6th, 2019|Media Release|Comments Off on AWAVA response to ‘Our Investment in Women’s Safety’ package

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 |2019-02-11T14:25:34+10:00February 11th, 2019|Media Release|Comments Off on AWAVA statement on Government announcement of $78 million for women and children facing family violence

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 [...]

10 05, 2017

Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain

By |2020-06-17T11:29:39+10:00May 10th, 2017|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain

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.   [...]

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