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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Mel , 2485  /  signed 2020-02-24 18:14:19 +1100
"Mel Naylor"
Caitlin , 6053  /  signed 2020-02-24 18:09:29 +1100
"Government needs to take the deaths of others seriously and actually work for the WHOLE of Australia NOT just Liberal/National Voters OR government mates. People are dying – people died during the Robodebt scandal also – government needs to look after ALL citizens. ALL citizens should be considered equal. We are all human and we all feel pain. No family should love a loved one to a domestic violence situation and funds need to be allocated to help people escape this situation and get help dealing with the trauma associated with a loved one being abusive and violent towards them."
Sue , 2304  /  signed 2020-02-24 18:09:00 +1100
Carmel , 2489  /  signed 2020-02-24 17:43:42 +1100
Meg , 3888  /  signed 2020-02-24 17:39:27 +1100
"Reinstate the 300mil for anti dv services"
Deborah , 3177  /  signed 2020-02-24 17:34:06 +1100
John , 5118  /  signed 2020-02-24 17:20:24 +1100
Maxine , 2500  /  signed 2020-02-24 16:52:17 +1100
"Women need to be safe with technology"
Michelle , 2321  /  signed 2020-02-24 16:49:24 +1100
Janet , 2620  /  signed 2020-02-24 16:47:42 +1100
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