2019

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)

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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

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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  

7 03, 2019

Submission on Cashless Debit Card Trials

By |March 7th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the Senate Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019. Download our submission here  

27 02, 2019

Submission to National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

By |February 27th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. Download our submission here  

15 02, 2019

Submission in response to the public consultation on the review of early release of superannuation benefits

By |February 15th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the public consultation on the review of early release of superannuation benefits. Download our submission here  

15 02, 2019

Submission on the Comprehensive National Review of Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

By |February 15th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission on the Comprehensive National Review of Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Download our submission here