Member Notices

Safety First in Family Law

10 May

Over 90 organisations have joined Women's Legal Services Australia (WLSA) and Rosie Batty and the Never Alone campaign to call on the leaders of all major political parties to put Safety First in Family Law.

An open letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and Leader of the Greens calling for real action to address the crisis in family law. 

Can you make sure that all our political leaders commit to the five step plan? 

  • Stand with Rosie and the Never Alone campaign by signing the petition to fix family law. 
  • Write to the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Greens asking them to put safety of women and children first in family law by adopting the five step plan in the lead up to the 2016 election. 
  • Share the campaign on social media and get your friends and networks involved. 

Read more about the campaign at

Reflections on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 18:00

Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus in the City, Level 10, 182 Victoria Square (cnr Flinders St) 


Hear all about CSW60 from Australian Government NGO delegate, Anu Mundkur and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance delegate, Vicky Welgraven at this report back and discussion. 

Registration to: by 20 May 2016 with full name and, if applicable, organisation/company/government entity. More information available in flyer

ACLW's 2016 Diversity Award

27 April 

Nominations for the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's 2016 Diversity Award close on 12 May. 

The 2016 Diversity Award refines the spirit of ACLW's Award Program as it seeks to platform in a mainstream forum, recognition for community and organisational initiatives in Australia that value and empower women in Australia who come from diverse backgrounds, and particularly from groups that are marginalised.

More information and application forms are available on the ACLW website here.  

National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016

20 April 2016

The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and Settlement Services International (SSI) have partnered to host the inaugural National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016- Influencing change: Vision and Impact. The conference will be held at Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney, from 3-4 November 2016.

Join practitioners, decision makers, community members and thought leaders, and participate in what will be a lively and productive national dialogue. More information is available on the NMWC website.  

ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation Survey

11 February

ACT Women are encouraged to take part in the ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation survey, which closes tomorrow Friday 12 February. 

Your responses will be used to help inform the development of the next ACT Women's Plan. 

You can access the survey here. There are three questions and the survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Invitation to Make a Submission: Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality Inquiry

28 January 

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration are examining the issue of domestic violence and gender inequality. You can find the full terms of reference and more information here

The submission closing date is 31 March 2016. Submission can be uploaded on the Committee website or email as an attachment to  

Women's Electoral Lobby 2016 Federal Election Survey

22 December

WEL is running a 2016 Federal Election Survey. Please take part in the survey to highlight the issues you think should be the top priorities of Government and candidates. 

The survey is nine questions and should take about five minutes. 

Take the survey here

Webinar: Violence against Women in time of Disaster

Many women experiencing gendered violence in rural and remote areas also face challenges in accessing limited local support services.

1800RESPECT in collaboration with the Gender and Disaster Pod (, experts in the field of violence in times of disaster, have developed resources to assist frontline workers to increase the safety and support of women in times of disaster.   

NGO-CSW Nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award

25 November

NGO - CSW- New York is accepting nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award!

Critera for WoDA Nominees 

  • Nominee must exhibit evidence-based leadership in her field of expertise.
  • Nominee must be an advocate for positive social change to close the leadership gap and create a more equitable society for women and girls. 
  • Nominee must support policies, practices, attitudes and/or actions that are intended to produce equitable outcomes for women and girls connected to the SDGs and the Beijing Platform for Action. 
  • Nominee must have demonstrated success in empowering women and girls in her projects. 
  • Nominations are open to women from all regions. 

Please submit nominations to: 


That Inspires Respect : 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - Youth Project

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 17:30

Federation Square - Big Screen Melbourne

This Wednesday, on 25 November, 2015 as a launch for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - JERA International, Justice Equality Rights Access International , Casa Cultura and Boite World Music join forces to launch a beautiful campaign for the elimination of violence against women and girls. That Inspires Respect: three films made by a group of secondary school students and a team of filmmakers. Join us in front of the Federation Square Big Screen to see them for the first time... Funded by the Clack Family Memorial Fund (via the Australian Communities Foundation), the Moreland City Council and the City of Melbourne, sponsored by Federation Square, Nelson Alexander and Big Bang Studio. And supported by WIRE - Women's Information and Referral Exchange, Women's Health Victoria, WHIN - Women's Health in the North, Our Watch, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Banksia Gardens Community Services, the Victorian Women's Trust and Rosie...

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