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17 05, 2013

Media Release: Stronger, Smarter, Fairer…? Review of 2013-14 Federal Budget

By |May 17th, 2013|AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: Stronger, Smarter, Fairer…? Review of 2013-14 Federal Budget

AWAVA comments on the 2013-14 Federal Budget announcements: Julie Oberin, Chair of AWAVA, comments "An ongoing budgetary commitment, clearly linked to the National Plan implementation, across the entire plan and its lifetime, is fundamental each year.  This needs to be commensurate with the scale of the issue.  The announcements in the 2013-14 budget for the [...]

20 03, 2013

Media Release: Protecting Domestic Violence As A Protected Attribute

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How will we now protect survivors and victims of domestic violence from the discrimination we know they face in the workplace and in accessing safe, secure, long-term accommodation? The Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus QC, has just announced that the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 will be on hold, missing a once-in-a-decade opportunity to introduce much-needed protections [...]

8 03, 2013

“A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” Media Release: IWD 2013

By |March 8th, 2013|In Focus, International Women's Day, Media Release, News|Comments Off on “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” Media Release: IWD 2013

“We need to keep our promise to women and children who are victims or survivors of any form of violence against women, to end that violence. Globally, nationally, locally we must take responsibility, each and every one us, and commit to speaking out against violence and changing attitudes and behaviour that allow it to continue [...]

13 02, 2013

Continuation of National Women’s Alliance Funding

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AWAVA is delighted with Minister Collins' announcement yesterday (12 February 2013) that the funding for the National Women’s Alliances will be continued for a further three years until 2016.  The renewed funding follows key recommendations from the independent review of the Alliances commissioned by the Government in late 2012. AWAVA looks forward to working with all [...]

23 11, 2012

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2012

By |November 23rd, 2012|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2012

25 November has been marked by women’s and anti-violence activists as a day focussed on the elimination of violence since 1981. In 1999 the United Nations declared 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). 25 November also starts 16 Days of Activism on ending violence against women and girls. [...]

18 10, 2012

Media Release: Motion Passed Calling For Employer Recognition of Domestic Violence

By |October 18th, 2012|AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: Motion Passed Calling For Employer Recognition of Domestic Violence

On Thursday 11 October, Amanda Rishworth, Federal Member for Kingston, introduced a motion calling for employer recognition of the impact of domestic violence on women's workforce participation and economic security.  Three of the Commonwealth-funded National Women's Alliances: Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA), and economic Security 4 Women  eS4W) issued a joint media release [...]

25 09, 2012

Media Release: Next Steps for Addressing Violence Against Women – National Implementation Plan Released

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Minister Collins today released the Federal Government’s National Implementation Plan for the First Action Plan 2010 – 2013 Building a Strong Foundation .  The first of four three-year implementation plans to deliver the 12-year National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.  AWAVA’s Chair, Julie Oberin, commented: “We need strong leadership from federal, state and territory governments, close collaboration [...]

28 08, 2012

Media Release: Stopping Violence Against Women Before It Happens: Toolkit

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The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC), AWAVA and  Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR), CQUniversity Toolkit Stopping Violence Against Women Before it Happens: A Practical Toolkit for Communities launched by Minister Julie Collins “We need to break the silences that surround violence against women. We need men and women in our communities to have [...]

6 03, 2012

Joint Media Release: International Women’s Day 2013

By |March 6th, 2012|AWAVA News, International Women's Day, Media Release|Comments Off on Joint Media Release: International Women’s Day 2013

International Women's Day 2013 - joint media release with Homelessness Australia, Equality Rights Alliance and WESNET. Women more vulnerable than ever ""The face of homelessness is increasingly that of a woman. Women are more vulnerable than ever with a greater likelihood of experiencing poverty and violence, putting their risk of homelessness at an all time [...]

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 [...]