AWAVA Fortnightly Round-Up

Read AWAVA’s Fortnightly Round-Ups to stay up to date on news from the preventing and responding to violence against women sector.

Women will make up 55% of Victoria’s legislative council, DV has jumped in the NT by nearly 50%, former UN human rights lawyer Hannah Tonkin to be NSW’s first women’s safety commissioner, and more. 20 December 2022
Blueprint for Reform, new legislation coming from [email protected] report, Close the Gap annual report, Part of the feminist fabric blog post, and more. 8 December 2022
QLD police responses to DFV Independent report released, NSW to be the first Australian state to create a stand-alone offence of coercive control, humanitarian crisis in WA’s youth justice system is on the national stage with more voices calling for urgent reforms, and more. 22 November 2022
2022 October Budget, Minister Amanda Rishworth pledged to end domestic violence within ‘one generation’, advocates raise concerns at an NSW upper house inquiry into coercive control, and more. 9 November 2022
Release of new National Plan (2022-2032), the bill to criminalise coercive control has passed the Lower House in NSW, QLD government announced that the Housing Investment Fund will be doubled to $2 billion, and more. 25 October 2022
Invitation for feedback on the Consultation Draft of the National Principles to Address Coercive Control, updates on the first hearing of a Senate inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children, history being made with women being a majority of judges on the High Court of Australia for the first time, and more. 14 October 2022
Discussing dowry abuse with Dr Datta O’Connor, energy customers affected by FV will be better protected under new rules, NSW government is doubling DFV leave provisions for all of the state’s public sector workers, and more. 28 September 2022
Victoria passed laws banning stealthing, the federal government is seeking to entice the super sector to invest in social housing, more than 58% of boys committing sexual assault were exposed to DFV, and more. 13 September 2022
The ABS released a new analysis of the PPS, new ANROWS report shows that most women in their 20s have experienced sexual violence, $10.7m Federal cash injection into DFV services in NT, and more. 31 August 2022
Equality is back on the agenda, the new federal government has moved to scrap cashless welfare cards and introduce ten days DFV leave, victim-survivors fear new NSW coercive control be used against them, and more.  04 August 2022
Release of National Plan consultation report, findings on the inquiry into the police response to DFV cases in Queensland, VNT police and health staff to undertake DFV training, and more. 21 July 2022
Overturning of Roe v Wade, urgent reforms to address the inadequate response of QLD police to DFV, female police officers have detailed widespread misogynistic behaviour by male colleagues in QLD, and more. 04 July 2022
New government revealed ten days of domestic and family violence leave will be one of their priorities, new One Stop Hub for DFV in Broome, NSW government announced new funding for Safer Pathway program, and more. 21 June 2022
Katy Gallagher will hold the women’s portfolio, Office for Women to remain in the Department of PM and Cabinet, 2022 post-election analysis, and more. 7 June 2022
2022 post-election policy analysis, Fair Work Commission has expressed their view in providing 10 day’s paid DFV leave, families are increasingly accessing more support services, on the National Advocacy Group on Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence submission and more. 25 May 2022
AWAVA election report card, 2022 election policy analysis, Queensland government to implement the full 89 recommendations of the women’s safety taskforce, and more. 10 May 2022
2022 election policy analysis, Catherine Fitzpatrick announcement as Australia’s first National Domestic, Family, and Sexual Violence Commissioner, Moo Baulch OAM appointment to the position of Our Watch Chair, and more. 27 April 2022
The federal government announced a $104M technology fund to prevent DFV, Australian men holding some of the most misogynistic views in the Western, WWDA launched a Leadership Statement, and more. 22 March 2022
International Women’s Day, the federal government had pledged an extra $189 million for DFV,  Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner has warned confidentiality agreements can allow perps to continue abuses of power, and more. 8 March 2022
AWAVA’s report on young women and non-binary people’s experience of violence, rural and remote women experiencing devastating effects on their health due to tech abuse, tax cuts planned to take effect in 2024 are highly regressive and would pay male beneficiaries twice as much as women, and more. 24 February 2022
Family violence requests for assistance continue to spike in the west of Melbourne, new ABS data finds that 97 per cent of sexual assault offenders are male, Telstra Health to run 1800Respect for the next five years, and more. 08 February 2022
Release of the draft National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children, AIST has urged financial security to be taken into account in the National Plan, SA DFV victim-survivors are receiving extra support to secure safe long-term housing, and more. 25 January 2022
The NSW government announcement in outlawing coercive control, launching of Queensland government new phone app for recognising DFV, SA has removed DFV intervention order fee start of 2022, and more. 11 January 2022

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