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22 06, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 22 June 2017

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Last year, the NSW government announced that victims/survivors of domestic violence will be able to end a tenancy immediately and without penalty if they have an apprehended violence order or family law injunction. The new laws are expected to be introduced into parliament this year. However, many women subjected to domestic violence do not report [...]

15 06, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 15 June 2017

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AWAVA has joined 162 civil society organisations and 383 individuals to call for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability. A submission by the Australian Cross-Disability Alliance (now Disabled People’s Organisations Australia) illustrates how widespread these crimes are, including the fact that 90 percent of women with an intellectual disability [...]

9 06, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 8 June 2017

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Welcome to the latest AWAVA Weekly Round-Up! This week, Our Watch released a major new resource, Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice: How to change the story. Last year Our Watch launched the world-first shared framework for primary prevention, Change the Story, which identified gender inequality as the key driver of violence [...]

25 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 24 May 2017

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The National Foundation for Australian Women has released its 2017 Gender Lens report, showing that despite some positive initiatives the Australian Government’s 2017-18 Budget does little to address the entrenched economic disadvantage experienced by women. Given that gender inequality is the key underlying driver of violence against women and their children, this is a major [...]

19 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 17 May 2017

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We extend a huge congratulations to AWAVA Advisory Group member organisation,Women’s Legal Services Australia, and the many other organisations and individuals who have been campaigning to prohibit the direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings. The Attorney-General, George Brandis, announced in last Tuesday’s budget that the government will amend the Family Law [...]

12 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 11 May 2017

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In the wake of the federal Budget, AWAVA has welcomed some announcements on family law and homelessness services, but remains concerned that without substantial investment and collaboration, we will not be able to prevent or properly respond to violence against women. AWAVA is relieved that homelessness services will continue to be funded, including refuges and [...]

3 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 03 May 2017

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The Victorian Government has announced $1.9 billion in funding to address family violence, with $33.5 million dedicated specifically to preventing and responding to violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. We are pleased to see the Victorian Government’s leadership in working towards a future in which all women and children can live free from [...]

28 04, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 28 April 2017

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We have great news to share this week! The Australian Government has reversed its decision to cut 30% of Commonwealth funding from Community Legal Centres. Women’s legal services, among other services, will now be able to continue supporting women and children facing violence and providing essential legal services. This is the result of tireless campaigning [...]

21 04, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 21 April 2017

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This week, new findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have shown that almost 6500 women and girls were admitted to hospital as a result of assault in 2013-14. In 59% of these cases, the perpetrator was a spouse or domestic partner. Parents and other family members accounted for nearly half of [...]

4 04, 2017

Weekly Round-up 04 April

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Sexual assault and harassment on public transport are significant forms of violence against women and girls internationally. In Sri Lanka, for example, a study has found that 90 percent of women have been subjected to sexual harassment on trains and buses, prompting the development of an app by which women can report incidents as they [...]