Campaigns for a fair and equal future

Uni's: Stop leaving rape survivors without adequate support

Right now students at Australian universities are being sexually assaulted at an alarming rate -- and many students affected by this violence and trauma aren’t being provided with adequate service support. At Universities across the country, students who have been raped or sexually assaulted on campus are being told they...

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Stop budgeting like it's 1983: Reinstate the Women's Budget Statement

The Women’s Budget Statement was introduced in Australia in 1984 and dropped by Tony Abbott in his capacity as Minister for Women in 2014. It's an essential mechanism for ensuring the budget delivers gender equality. Before it was abolished it provided a comprehensive overview of how much budget allocations across different...

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No one should be ousted while on maternity leave

It’s just days since Federal Minister Kelly O'Dwyer gave birth, and now attacks are being launched within the Liberal Party to try and have her ousted.[1] Ms O’Dwyer is the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet. Just last week she spoke out to champion...

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No one should be harassed for seeking healthcare

"Women are forced to look at distorted graphic images and told they are murderers and going to hell" and being "jostled and filmed" as they enter reproductive healthcare centres across New South Wales.[1] No one should be harassed for seeking healthcare. That's why it's so important there are protections in...

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NSW MPs: Block this attack on abortion access

Controversial MP Fred Nile has just renewed his push to criminalise harming or killing a fetus in NSW.[1] Experts say the proposed “Zoe's Law” could “erode women’s right to autonomy, informed consent and liberty over pregnancy and childbirth decisions”.[2] The NSW Bar Association has even said “the legislative acceptance of...

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No woman should be left without the support she needs to escape abuse

Most Australian Governments are still leaving women without the service support they need to escape family violence. Escaping an abuser can be difficult and dangerous - in fact, the time in which a woman tries to escape is a time she's in increased danger. That's why ensuring the services women...

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Get comfort dogs into Australian courts

Domestic violence and sexual assault are some of the most traumatic experiences imaginable -- and many survivors find the prospect of going to court extremely daunting. Every day, survivors – including children – are expected to re-live what can be the worst experiences of their lives. It's intimidating, re-traumatising, and...

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"Revenge porn should be a crime"

Revenge porn should be a federal crime -- that's what a Senate Committee reported last night.1 It follows alarming reports that tens of thousands of intimate images of Queensland and South Australian women were released without their consent last year, and research that shows 1 in 10 Australians...

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MPs: My choice is no crime

Right now in Queensland and NSW abortion is still considered a crime. Anti-choice forces are working hard to keep it that way. In fact, NSW Parliament has just voted down a Bill that would have decriminalised abortion, and a scheduled vote in Queensland was scuppered earlier this year. But there...

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Number of female Liberal MPs pushed to 20 year low: join the call for change

When Federal Parliament resumes next month, 8 out of 10 Liberal MPs representing us will be men – the lowest level of women's representation in the Party since Paul Keating was elected in 1993.[1] This shocking low is creating a storm of attention around the long-standing issue of women’s under-representation...

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Uni Residences: Train Students and Staff to Prevent Sexual Assault

Right now in our universities, sexual assault is occurring at an alarming rate, with young people being sexually assaulted in frightening numbers. 1 Training students and staff in consent and sexual assault prevention is critical - and making sure every campus residence is providing it is the first place to...

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