Calls to Abandon Family Law Inquiry

Law Council of Australia has reversed its earlier position supporting the inquiry, now taking a position consistent with the advice of women’s safety experts including AWAVA in calling for the abandonment of the inquiry, citing concerns that the hearings are ‘being used for political purposes’ to undermine domestic violence claims made by women. Read more…

Children and Technology Facilitated Abuse Survey

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Griffith University are seeking survey responses from family violence practitioners on children’s experiences with technology-facilitated abuse in the context of domestic and family violence. The survey is open to domestic violence, social service, legal and criminal justice professionals who know the details of cases involving domestic and family…

Family Violence Services During COVID-19

Services are adapting and changing their practices to continue to meet the needs of their clients. The introduction of social distancing and isolation measures means services are moving to phone and online support.  The following is point-in-time information the NIFVS team have gathered about regional family violence intake and Men’s Behaviour Change Programs. Further updates…

Active Bystander Training now Available

WHIN is providing more ‘Active Bystander Training: Preventing violence against women and building equal and respectful workplaces’ sessions in 2020. This training supports organisations across the northern metropolitan region to create programs, services and workplace cultures that promote equality and respect. Participants will gain an increased understanding of how they can build actions to prevent violence…