Stop cuts to survivor safety phone program

Stop cuts to survivor safe phones program

A new phone can be a lifeline when a woman is escaping an abuser. It can help her stay safe, stay connected to support systems and service, and prevent further abuse.

Yet the Morrison Government has just advised that funding for the WESNET program that distributes smartphones to survivors of domestic and sexual violence will be cut in June.

If this decision stands - 600 domestic violence survivors each month will miss out on a new 'safe' phone.

There's still a chance to keep this important program going -- sign the petition to join the campaign to save the safe phones program, and create a wave of backlash Minister Ruston and the Morrison Government can't ignore.

Help us get to 2,000 signatures


Sign the petition:

To Social Services Minister Ruston and the Morrison Government,

Domestic violence is a national crisis, and our governments should be ensuring all the services that can help women and their children get safe are funded to meet demand.

We urge you to reinstate funding to the Safe Technology for Women program, to ensure they can continue providing safe devices to women escaping and recovering from violence.


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Bridget , 4005  /  signed 2020-02-26 14:08:38 +1100
Brenda , 4059  /  signed 2020-02-26 14:05:44 +1100
"Almost impossible for people to do this without assistance and yet exposes them to high risk of being found by their abuser."
Lindy , 2602  /  signed 2020-02-26 14:04:21 +1100
"Lindy Orthia"
Don , 5255  /  signed 2020-02-26 13:53:59 +1100
Kate , 2830  /  signed 2020-02-26 10:58:47 +1100
Paula , 4812  /  signed 2020-02-26 09:56:17 +1100
"Really, you need a reason why this is so important?? Goes to show how far the government will go to keep the surplus, cutting essential money to fund DV programs. You stand in parliment and lie and lie and lie. You say what YOU think will keep you as PM, you are nothing more than #scottyfrommarketing"
Amanda , 2077  /  signed 2020-02-26 09:54:57 +1100
Julie , 3551  /  signed 2020-02-26 09:49:14 +1100
Andrew , 5108  /  signed 2020-02-26 09:09:31 +1100
Geoff , 2777  /  signed 2020-02-26 08:41:31 +1100
"Please don’t be mean spirited, Minister. It costs you (us) so little bit means everything to some women"
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