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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Robin , 2065  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:50:30 +1100
"Dear Minister,
On behalf of those women who have been victims of domestic violence and to whom I have ministered over the years in a Pastoral Care setting, I ask you to become a voice for these women and not deprive them of this lifeline."
Andrea , 0810  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:50:29 +1100
R.J. , 7000  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:49:35 +1100
Jenny , 2602  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:49:33 +1100
"Respect for women and support for violence victims is a top priority.
You MUST continue to fund the life saving new phones provided by WESNET – 600 per month and more if required."
Lyn , 5276  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:49:31 +1100
"Because I’m a woman!!!!"
Anne , 6059  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:49:22 +1100
Jeff , 3161  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:48:56 +1100
Chris , 4209  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:48:04 +1100
"I cannot understand how anybody could do this to vulnerable women. Having a point of contact is the least this government can do."
Marion , 6069  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:47:04 +1100
janet , 3122  /  signed 2019-12-13 12:46:11 +1100
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