Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
Women's Safety NSW Incorporated

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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NSW incorporated association number: INC9890392
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
Main activities
  • Advocating for women and children's safety, justice and wellbeing in the context of domestic and family violence through policy, practice, law reform and cultural change.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
- 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 conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
Main beneficiary
Other beneficiaries
  • General community within Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
  • Pre/post release offenders and/or their families
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 5

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Accounting method used in the 2019 reporting period

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