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23 03, 2020

Submission in response to the discussion paper ‘Human Rights and Technology’

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In this submission we articulate our support for the views of the Commission on the importance of taking a human-rights approach to technology with freedom from technology-facilitated violence, harassment and exploitation at its core. Technology-facilitated abuse in its all manifestations is driven by an intention to harass, stalk, groom, monitor, conduct surveillance on, location-track, threaten, [...]

23 03, 2020

Submission on the Retirement Income Review

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AWAVA has made a submission to the Retirement income review. In this submission we wish to draw the attention to the structural barriers that impact diverse groups of women to establish their financial independence and stability, impacts of feminisation of poverty and impacts of domestic and family violence. We argue that without embedding an intersectional [...]

12 03, 2020

Submission to the Joint Select Committe on Australia’s Family Law System

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AWAVA has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System. AWAVA’s position has always been consistent that the redevelopment of the family law system should be underpinned by the following principles: 1. Safety for victims/survivors and their children; 2. Accessibility of the system; 3. Fairness and responsiveness; and 4. Recognition [...]

25 02, 2020

Submission on the Review of Online Safety Laws

By |February 25th, 2020|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA welcomes a public consultation on new online safety laws and a move to harmonise the legislation in order to better respond to abuse perpetrated online. Overall we are supportive of the proposed legislative changes. As the National Women’s Alliances tasked with providing input on policy aiming to prevent and respond to different manifestations of [...]

10 12, 2019

Letter to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP on the decision to defund the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (FVPLS)

By |December 10th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has written to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians, requesting that funding be reinstated to the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum), and much-needed additional resources be allocated to the body. We were very concerned to learn that funding to National FVPLS Forum has been cut, [...]

28 11, 2019

Submission to Senate Inquiry on Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition Bill 2019

By |November 28th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019. We recommend that the Australian Government abandon the cashless debit cards legislation; establish a voluntary opt-in framework for welfare management; and apply intersectional gender lens to the social security policy. Download [...]

28 11, 2019

Submission into the Religious Discrimination Bill – Exposure Draft

By |November 28th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission into the Religious Discrimination Bill - Exposure Draft. We have called on the government to prevent faith-based exemptions that may allow further discrimination against women and the LGBTIQ+ community. Download our submission here  

3 10, 2019

Submission into the review of adequacy of Newstart payments

By |October 3rd, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia. We have called on the government to increase Newstart and other related payments by at least $75 per week. Download our submission here [...]

17 05, 2019

Submission on proposed changes to Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 (Tas)

By |May 17th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Tasmanian Department of Justice on the proposed changes to Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 (Tas), concerning restrictions on the publication of details in sexual offence proceedings. Download our submission here  

29 03, 2019

Submission on terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

By |March 29th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Department of Social Services on the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Download our submission here