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29 09, 2017

Media awards, violence prevention in the Pacific and more!

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15 09, 2017

NSW tenancy laws, smart homes, restorative justice and more!

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15 09, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 15 September: CSW62 Survey and More!

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8 09, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 8 September

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1 09, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 1 September

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25 08, 2017

Weekly Round Up 25 August 2017

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AWAVA is saddened by the passing of Fiona Richardson, Victoria’s Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Ms Richardson was a strong advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and family violence, and had a significant role in the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Our thoughts are with Ms Richardson’s family and friends. Vale Fiona [...]

18 08, 2017

Weekly Round Up 18 August 2017

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The Commonwealth Government has announced that it will hold a postal plebiscite on marriage equality, instead of voting in parliament. Starting on 12 September, ballots will be sent out to all people on the electoral roll to ask whether they support marriage equality. The results of the plebiscite, due to be released on 25 November, [...]

10 08, 2017

Weekly Round Up 10 August 2017

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Welcome to the latest edition of AWAVA’s weekly round-up. AWAVA has produced a shortbrochure to promote the unique role of specialist women’s services in ending violence against women, which is based on research we conducted last year for our policy brief on specialist women’s services. The brochure showcases the guiding good-practice principles of specialist women’s services that [...]

4 08, 2017

Weekly Round Up 4 August 2017

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On Tuesday this week, the Australian Human Rights Commission released Change the Course, its report on sexual assault and harassment at Australian universities. The report revealed the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment at universities and made a total of nine recommendations, which included measures such as commissioning an independent evaluation of university policies on [...]

31 07, 2017

Weekly Round Up 28 July 2017

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This week, Universities Australia (UA) announced that a national round-the-clock 1800 helpline, run by Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA), will be established for survivors of sexual assault on university campuses (including those who have dropped out of their degrees). UA’s decision comes after a sustained campaign by student activists, demanding that universities implement the [...]