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9 06, 2017

Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence

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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.

20 03, 2017

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017

By |March 20th, 2017|2017, Submissions|0 Comments

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.

13 02, 2017

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

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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 [...]

13 02, 2017

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences 27 January 2017

By |February 13th, 2017|2017, Submissions|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 11, 2016

Submission on Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016, 04 October 2016

By |November 1st, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 04, 2016

Submission to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry on Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality

By |April 14th, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 02, 2016

Official Committee Hansard Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

By |February 12th, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

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 [...]

10 02, 2016

Pre-Budget Submission 10 February 2016

By |February 10th, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

Read AWAVA's pre-budget submission here.  

2 02, 2016

Submission on Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

By |February 2nd, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

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.   [...]

14 01, 2016

Submission to the Senate inquiry into “the phenomenon colloquially referred to as ‘revenge porn’”

By |January 14th, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to contribute a submission to the Senate inquiry into ‘the phenomenon colloquially referred to as “revenge porn”, which involves sharing private sexual images and recordings of a person without their consent, with the intention to cause that person harm’.   We support moves to criminalise the non-consensual sharing of intimate images [...]