Overview

Charity details

ABN
Address
Po Box K278
Haymarket NSW 1240
Australia
Address For Service email
Phone
Charity Size
Small
Who the charity helps
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Families
Females
Financially disadvantaged people
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
People in rural/regional/remote communities
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
People with disabilities
Pre/post release offenders and/or their families
Victims of crime (including family violence)
General community in Australia
Date established
2008
Last reported
31 January 2020
Next report due
31 December 2020
Financial Year End
30/06

Summary of activities

- We achieved a growth in membership strengthening our grassroots voices as a peak. - We strengthened our profile and public engagement to drive systemic and cultural change. - We organised delegations of 29 Aboriginal Specialist DFV Workers and 15 Multicultural Specialist DFV Workers from right across NSW to Parliament House to tell the Minister directly of their concerns. - We delivered training to Family Court Judges on the experience of Family Violence Complainants in the Court. - We successfully lobbied for Senate motion to ensure safety mechanisms will be put in place for DV and abuse survivors giving evidence to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System. - Successfully lobbied for Senate motion to ensure DV survivors aren’t pressured to undergo couples counselling and that family services offering couples counselling be required to adhere to safety standards. - Successfully lobbied for stronger offences for intimidation, stalking, technology-facilitated abuse and strangulation in NSW, and for higher default periods for apprehended domestic violence orders, making it easier to obtain both protections and justice in the context of domestic and family violence. - Successfully lobbied for progressive sexual consent law changes in NSW which are to be based on an affirmative model of consent – and will make it easier for victims of sexual assault in the context of domestic violence to obtain justice. - Successfully lobbied for DV survivors in NSW to be offered ongoing (case management) support post-crisis to be announced after evaluation of existing WDVCAS case management sites are completed. - Successfully lobbied for DV survivors in NSW to have access to up to $5,000 in “immediate needs support payments” to be released within 15 days to assist them to meet their immediate needs for safety and wellbeing. - Provided 2 x Media Training Sessions with Jane Gilmore to a total of 18 survivors of DV to support them to tell their story safely. - Undertook a review of justice system responses to domestic violence complainants across NSW Local Courts providing a report which was used by the Chief Magistrate to inform ongoing training and professional development for Local Court Magistrates.

Where the charity operates

States
NSW

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

There are no annual reports available.

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 31 January 2020 2019 Download
Governing Document 16 August 2019 Download
Annual Report 25 March 2019 2018 Download

People

Responsible People

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History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) 1 January 2014
Advancing social or public welfare 1 January 2014
Advancing public debate (promoting or opposing a change to any matter established by law, policy or practice in the Commonwealth, a state, territory or another country) 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013
2012 Relief of poverty sickness or needs of the aged 3 December 2012 31 December 2013
2012 Public benevolent institution 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.