We welcome the opportunity to make a submission submission as part of the Commonwealth’s consultation on a new civil penalties regime for the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, and related matters. AWAVA supports moves to criminalise the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in Commonwealth law. As we have previously stated in our submission to the 2016 Senate [...]
Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence
AWAVA made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence. Download the submission here to read more about our recommendations.
Our view on cuts to social spending across areas from income support to legal and homeless services. Read our recent submission. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 Read recent full submission here. As reference read earlier joint submission here.
Submission in response to the exposure draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures) Bill 2017 (Cth) and corresponding Public Consultation Paper. 3 Feb 2017
AWAVA supports the intention of the draft Bill to strengthen the Family Law Act, and particularly the intention of enabling family law systems to better respond to and offer protection to victims/survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence. We agree there is value in the expansion of state and territory family law jurisdictions to enable [...]
Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences 27 January 2017
In our submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences last 27th of January 2017, we highlighted the Australian Government’s legislative, policy and program responses to violence against women as well as the funding situation that puts women’s services in a state of uncertainty. We recognize that this is a [...]
In line with the new Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016, AWAVA agrees that there is merit in addressing family, domestic and sexual violence in the migration law context and that reforms are needed to support more suitable pathways for victims of this violence. However, we express reservations about the likely effectiveness [...]
Submission to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry on Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality
AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to contribute a submission to the Senate inquiry into Domestic violence and gender inequality (Finance and Public Administration References Committee). Violence against women is an extreme manifestation of gender inequality in society and a serious violation of human rights. It violates the rights to life, to equality, to liberty and security [...]
We presented our position paper to the Senate committee on the 12th of February 2016 with specific recommendations to the Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015. We stress the need to make the system safe and trustworthy for survivors of violence. We believe that by incorporating a deep understanding of the [...]
Read AWAVA's pre-budget submission here.
AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to contribute a submission to the Senate inquiry into the Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015. We support the intention of the Bill to strengthen the Family Law Act, and particularly the intention of enabling the courts to offer better protection to victims of family violence. [...]