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Domestic violence Senate Inquiry hearing in Canberra shows need to reverse funding cuts

Larissa Waters 15 Oct 2014

The Senate Inquiry into domestic violence has heard evidence in Canberra today that the Abbott Government’s cuts will directly impact ACT victims of domestic violence.

“Support services for victims of domestic violence in the ACT are already struggling to keep up with tragically high demand,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

“As refuges are sadly overrun and under-funded, many women are forced into homelessness, with domestic violence the biggest cause of homelessness for women.

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Greens announce plan to keep women and children safe

Larissa Waters 12 Sep 2014

The Victorian Greens today announced their election commitment to keep women and children safe with a new Victorian Family Violence Action Plan, matched with $100 million in new annual funding to deliver more prevention programs, more crisis support services and better safety and support within the justice system.

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Senate passes Greens motion condemning Wicked Campers’ promotion of sexual violence against women

Larissa Waters 16 Jul 2014

The Senate has unanimously passed a Greens’ motion condemning the sexist, misogynistic and racist slogans that Wicked Campers have on their hire vans.

“The Senate is sending a strong message that promoting violence against women is completely unacceptable in Australian society,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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Greens call out Wicked Campers’ promotion of sexual violence against women

Larissa Waters 16 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens have put a motion to the Senate to condemn the sexist, misogynistic and racist slogans that Wicked Campers have on their hire vans.

“We’re calling out these demeaning slogans that promote sexual violence against women, which tragically is a massive problem in Australia,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

“One in every three Australian women over the age of 15 have experienced violence and one in every five have experienced sexual violence.

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Greens’ Senate Inquiry will scrutinise Second Action Plan and impact of budget cuts on domestic violence

Larissa Waters 27 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the news that the Second Action Plan to stop domestic violence will be released today but are concerned it cannot overcome the harm the Abbott Government’s budget cuts will inflict on victims of domestic violence.

“The Greens-initiated Senate Inquiry, supported in the Senate yesterday, will assess the effectiveness of the Second Action Plan and the impact of the budget cuts on victims of domestic violence,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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Greens secure Senate Inquiry into domestic violence

Larissa Waters 26 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens proposal for a Senate Inquiry into domestic violence has passed the Senate with tri-partisan support today.

“Sadly one Australian woman a week is murdered as a result of domestic violence. This is a national tragedy and it has to stop,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said

“The inquiry will investigate the prevalence of domestic violence, contributing factors and the adequacy of government responses.

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Don’t cut vital services in Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Larissa Waters 2 May 2014

The Australian Greens acknowledge May as Domestic Violence Prevention Month and are calling on the Abbott Government to shield domestic and family violence victims from harsh cuts in the upcoming budget.

"Following the Commission of Audit's recommendations to further reduce single parent payments and for the federal government to do less on affordable housing, the budget papers will reveal where this Government really stands on tackling domestic violence in our community," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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