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 is set to cut funding for the WESNET program that distributes smartphones to survivors of domestic and sexual violence 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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Kerry , 2614  /  signed 2020-02-25 16:20:49 +1100
"Really?? Really?? Really?

Beyond belief …………

I guess the government is continuing to happily skip along its own merry path to the bottom if its ignorant and self-serving ego."
Steve , 3000  /  signed 2020-02-25 16:17:17 +1100
Erica , 5022  /  signed 2020-02-25 16:11:15 +1100
"We have just had the horrific murder of a mother and her three children and Members of Parliament have shed tears and the Morrison government has told WESNET funding of this safety device for women in fear of their lives for themselves and their children will end in June 2020.
Again and again they do it. If they do this now, in the light of what we know about how many women have already been killed this year, it will e an act of criminal complicity in the continuing abuse of women. Why don’t the doctors inthe Coalition insist on its retention."
Natalie , 2203  /  signed 2020-02-25 15:48:18 +1100
"The safety of people experiencing DV is paramount and real focus and proper money MUST be provided to organizations that help people in these situations."
Ann-Maree , 5067  /  signed 2020-02-25 15:36:58 +1100
"This relatively inexpensive service is a lifeline for abused women and their children. It could save lives. It is vital that Federal Government support is maintained."
Helen , 2322  /  signed 2020-02-25 15:31:40 +1100
"If Morrison is serious about saving lives, he needs to fund the resources women need when fleeing domestic violence."
Sarah , 4101  /  signed 2020-02-25 15:25:26 +1100
Melissa , 2263  /  signed 2020-02-25 15:06:38 +1100
Mike , 4170  /  signed 2020-02-25 15:03:43 +1100
"As a witness to the events at Raven at Camp Hill seeing children set on fire is haunting me, we must do better and these sorts of programs are essential"
Tim , 4000  /  signed 2020-02-25 14:58:14 +1100
"We need to support Women running from violence."
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