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10 02, 2016

Pre-Budget Submission 10 February 2016

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AWAVA made a submission on the development of the 2016-17 Budget.   While The Australian Government's policies have supported valuable work on the prevention of violence against women and have promoted a better understanding of the attitudes that enable violence and undermine safety, the services that deal directly with women living in situations of violence continue [...]

2 02, 2016

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

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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’”

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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 [...]

19 06, 2015

AWAVA Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

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AWAVA has made a submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Submission makes recommendations to the Council of Australian Governments relating to The implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, Access to Justice for women and children experiencing violence, Housing and Homelessness policy and funding, Responding to Technology Assisted Abuse, Education [...]

9 02, 2015

AWAVA Submission: Pre-Budget Submission 2015-2016

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In AWAVA's Pre-Budget Submission 2015-2016, we outline policy recommendations for consideration by the Commonwealth Government in its 2015-16 budget. Over recent years, the Commonwealth Government has demonstrated leadership towards preventing male violence against women, improving community understanding and awareness of domestic and family violence and sexual assault, and putting legislation and services in place to protect and [...]

4 08, 2014

AWAVA Submission: Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia

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In AWAVA's Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia, we outline policy recommendations relating to domestic and family violence and sexual violence for consideration by the Finance and Public Administration References Committee. We welcome the opportunity to provide our advice and comment on the points of inquiry. Over recent years, the Commonwealth Government [...]

25 03, 2014

AWAVA Submission: Pre-Budget Submission 2014-2015

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AWAVA's Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2014-2015 emphasizes the need for an increased investment in, and focus on, primary prevention to address violence against women, continued focus on the National Plan and project proposals to assist with the National Plan implementation.

24 03, 2014

Submissions into the Development of the Second Action Plan

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The Department of Social Services recently accepted submissions on the development of the Second Action Plan (2013 – 2016). The Second Action Plan forms part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22 (the National Plan), which is a 12-year strategy which aims to bring together Commonwealth, state and territory [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: National Centre for Excellence

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AWAVA's response to the National Centre for Excellence (NCE) and its consultation on a national research agenda on violence against women was submitted in October, 2013. AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to submit to the NCE and our submission highlights the continuing importance of strengthening the data and research infrastructure in understanding and responding to violence [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

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On 26 July 2013, the Commonwealth Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge, MP, announced the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children (the Foundation). The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have partnered to establish the Foundation, which will [...]