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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Jacqueline , 3351  /  signed 2020-02-25 13:22:47 +1100
"Women fleeing abuse, violence & possible death need protection & support. Stop cutting funding for DV services – it endangers lives."
Megan , 4078  /  signed 2020-02-25 13:17:51 +1100
"Megan s Norton"
Lorraine , 3765  /  signed 2020-02-25 13:14:36 +1100
deborah , 2470  /  signed 2020-02-25 13:11:30 +1100
"deborah charlton"
Judy , 4500  /  signed 2020-02-25 13:01:06 +1100
Juanita , 5576  /  signed 2020-02-25 12:53:31 +1100
"Given the extent of the DV problem in Australia, the distress and damage it causes, it is appalling that our government should cut funding to a program which contributes to victims’ safety. Have you no compassion? Or shame? Please rectify this unforgiveable cut. Women and children are Australians, too, remember – Australians in your care."
Peta , 4519  /  signed 2020-02-25 12:15:56 +1100
"Peta Terry"
Robyn , 2229  /  signed 2020-02-25 11:33:25 +1100
"Because women are being murdered by violent partners. People need to be safe."
Linda , 2423  /  signed 2020-02-25 09:50:38 +1100
"I demand that this government protect the vaunerable women & children in our society who ate effected by domestic violence.
To remove this funding shows how callous & cruel this Morrison Gov. is.
This could be funded for the cost of a;
- Fed. Gov. Cabinet official dinner
David , 5142  /  signed 2020-02-25 09:38:16 +1100
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