19 05, 2020

FCCA and FCA Merger Bill

By |May 19th, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 [Provisions] and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 [Provisions].   Understanding of DFV and sexual violence requires intersectional and gender lenses that view violence against women as occurring within a patriarchal [...]

7 04, 2020

Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

By |April 7th, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

Women and men engage in migration differently and have different experiences of migration as they resist and/or comply with gender norms. Migration system creates different outcomes for women and men through visa types, eligibility and other requirements. The temporary and dependent nature of many visas are putting women and girls at risk of violence, sexual [...]

23 03, 2020

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

By |March 23rd, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

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

By |March 23rd, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

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

By |March 12th, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

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|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 [...]