Parliamentary Inquiry will not increase safety for women and children
WEL Australia is very concerned that the Government has placed another dangerous obstacle in the path of immediate reform of the family law system with this further Inquiry.
“The Prime Minister is right about the miseries caused by marriage breakdown. But sadder still is the fact that those women and children who courageously leave a violent relationship end up in a system where, in practice, a parent who is violent to their partner can be considered a bad partner, but a good parent,” said Cat Gander, Convenor for WEL’s Ending Violence Against Women’s group.
“What has happened to the sixty recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report and the previous Parliamentary inquiry? Is the Prime Minister hoping for different solutions from this Inquiry?” asked Ms Gander.
“There is surely enough evidence and testimony now to warrant reform,” said Ms Gander.Read more
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of long-time WEL member, Judy Hill. Judy joined WEL in its founding year 1972 and was a very active member for many years.
You are invited to join family and friends of Judy's at a celebration of a life shared with friends.
Sunday September 9th, 2018 11am - 1pm
Older Women's Network NSW
8-10 Victoria Street, Newtown 2042Read more
WEL congratulates long-time WEL member, WEL NSW Executive Member and past WEL NSW Convenor, Jozefa Sobski on receiving the honour of Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, awarded for significant service to women's rights and migrant advocacy, and to higher education and skills based training.Read more
OPINION: Postgraduate student of international development, WEL member, and host of feminist group, ‘Fight for your Right to Book Club’, Emma McKenzie looks at the pace of State and Federal Government action against perpetrators of image-based abuse.