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Federal budget has increased focus on women’s safety, but critical gaps

The Morrison Government has committed $1.1 billion over five years (including $348 million in 2021/21) to its women’s safety package, with investments in primary prevention, frontline services, respect at work, e-safety, financial support and improved data collection. This is a record investment in women’s safety, but falls substantially short of the $3 billion over three…

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Women’s safety, health issues get federal budget funding boost, but some say it’s not enough

The government is spending billions of dollars on women’s health and safety in this year’s budget, so why are advocates saying it’s still not enough? Before we get into the nitty-gritty of why people aren’t stoked about the spending on women, it’s worth noting that many groups say at least the measures announced yesterday are a step…

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Funding boost for targeted domestic and family violence services supporting temporary migrants

The federal government has promised to support targeted domestic and family violence services for temporary migrants, women with disability and Indigenous women as they vow to do more to end all forms of violence against women and children. Budget documents on Tuesday revealed the government plans to invest more than $998 million over four years…

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Women a focus in this year’s budget, but funding falls short

While the 2020 budget was criticised for its lacklustre focus on funding women, this year is a completely different story. Not only did the $3.4 billion funding package fall across areas of safety, health, and support in the workplace, women got their own budget statement, which outlined that this year’s investment promoted the values of “respect,…

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Budget fails stay-at-home services

Anti-domestic violence groups have welcomed the federal budget’s focus on women’s safety but said funding for services to help those fleeing violence falls short. Women’s Safety NSW said it is pleased to see a continuation of the funding offered last year during the coronavirus pandemic, when there was unprecedented demand for frontline domestic violence services. The…

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Federal budget has increased focus on women’s safety, but critical gaps in violence prevention and service responses remain

The Morrison Government has committed $1.1 billion over five years (including $348 million in 2021/21) to its women’s safety package, with investments in primary prevention, frontline services, respect at work, e-safety, financial support and improved data collection. This is a record investment in women’s safety, but falls substantially short of the $3 billion over three…

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Media Release: NSW Women’s Alliance welcomes announcement of extended funding for specialist domestic and family violence services beyond 2021.

The NSW Women’s Alliance welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the Federal Government will work with the states to continue supplementary funding to frontline family, domestic and sexual violence services. Member organisations have experienced unprecedented client demand. “This funding means organisations providing vital services for victim/survivors of sexual, family and domestic violence will be…

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Federal budget must address critical gaps in frontline domestic violence services

The Morrison Government has committed to doubling its spending on women’s safety to $227 million annually ($680 million over three years), but women’s safety bodies say a $1 billion per annum investment is needed to close the gaps in frontline domestic violence services. “We’ve never really tried making domestic abuse services universally available”, said Hayley Foster, chief…

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