News & Updates

Annual General Meeting 2018

Thanks everyone who attended the AGM for 2017-18 and to those of you that got your proxies in 🙂 It was a rocky start with the flurry of proxy papers flying around, phone calls and texts being made, and nomination forms going astray! But we got there in the end! We’d like to give special…

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Compelling case to increase funding for primary domestic violence response in NSW

Legal Aid NSW published their Annual Report for 2017-18 today, revealing another 14 per cent increase in domestic violence service responses. Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs), which provide the primary specialist domestic violence response in NSW, now support nearly 44,000 women who have experienced domestic and family violence state-wide – a figure which has almost…

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WDVCAS NSW Statement on Tender Cancellation

WDVCAS NSW is not in favour of cancelling the tender process due to the negative impact on clients. WDVCAS NSW have been working collaboratively with the Attorney General’s department and Legal Aid to address member concerns and were satisfied that these were successfully being addressed. Recommendation 1: WDVCAS NSW recommend that the decision to overturn the…

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2018 NSW Budget fails to deliver additional funding to NSW’s biggest domestic violence service

‘We care about women who have experienced domestic and family violence and their access to justice. Our work saves lives every day,’ says Renata Field, Director of WDVCAS NSW, the peak body representing the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services. ‘One of the Premier’s Priorities notes that “Domestic Violence has no place in our society”,…

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