National Forum Publications

National Forum Brochure

National Forum Strategic Response

Family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a national crisis

 

Statements of Support 

Statement of Support from Australian Legal Assistance Forum (ALAF)

Media release in support of FVPLSs from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS)

Media release in support of FVPLSs from Community Law Australia

Media release in support of FVPLSs from National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC)

 

Policy Submissions

Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to respond to family violence 

Submission to the Family Law Branch of the Attorney-General Department, February 2017

Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

Submission to the Special Rapportuer on Violence against Women, January 2017

Australian Law Reform Commission Terms of Reference - Inquiry into the rates of Indigenous Incarceration

Submission to the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry

2017-18 Pre-Budget Submission - National FVPLS Forum

Submission to the Federal Budget, January 2017

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, December 2016

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Submission to the Royal Commission, October 2016

Senate Inquiry into Gender Inequality and Domestic Violence

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee, March 2016

2016-2017 Pre-Budget Submission - National FVPLS Forum

Submission to the Federal Budget, February 2016

 Examination of Children Affected by Family and Domestic Violence 

 Submission in Response to the Australian Human Rights Commission, June 2015 

Senate Inquiry into the Commonwealth Indigenous Advancement Strategy Tendering Process 

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee, June 2015 

Senate Inquiry into Access to Legal Assistance Services 

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee, June 2015 

Family Law Council Reference on Families with Complex Needs & the Intersection of the Family Law and Child Protection Systems 

Submission to the Family Law Council Inquiry, May 2015 

Senate Inquiry into Out-of-Home Care 

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee, October 2014 

Senate Inquiry into the effect of cuts or changes in the Commonwealth Budget

Submission to the Senate Committee into the Abbott Government's Budget Cuts, August 2014 

Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence 

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee, July 2014

Access to Justice Arragements Draft Report 

Submission to the Productivity Commission, May 2014 

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Study on Access to Justice 

Submission to the United National Human Rights Council, March 2014 

Access to Justice Arrangements

Submission to the Productivity Commission, November 2013

Australian Solicitor's Conduct Rules and Commentary

Submission to the Law Council of Australia consultation process, April 2013

Impact of Federal Court fee increases since 2010 on access to justice in Australia

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, April 2013

Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, March 2013

 

Media Releases

9 February 2017

National FVPLS Forum response to Ms June Oscar AO appointed as Social Justice Commissioner

16 December 2016

National FVPLS Forum response to Ms Dhu decision

28 October 2016

Naitonal FVPLS Response to the Third Action Plan

29 October 2016

Major Parliamentary report highlights importance of access to legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women and children

13 October 2016

Royal Commission welcome but a broader inquiry into the youth justice system is needed

25 July 2016

Investment to reduce violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women a welcome priority under the Third Action Plan

20 June 2016

Further investment welcome but more is needed to end violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

16 June 2016

Bold action to address violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

26 May 2016

Welcome funding but greater investment needed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities being destroyed by family violence

Issued 12 May 2016

Action to combat violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women invisible in the Budget

Issued 3 May 2016

25 years on the system is failing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and destroying families

Issued 15 April 2016

Access to justice for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on International Women’s Day

Issued 8 March 2016

Statement on video depicting excessive force by police towards Aboriginal woman

Issued 20 January 2016

Aboriginal women’s voices should be heard at the 2016 National Summit

Media Release 14 December 2015

Reducing family violence is central to closing the justice gap

Media Release 19 November 2015

Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victim/survivors access to legal services essential to address family violence

Media Release 24 September 2015

Calls for Increased Commitment to Prevent Aboriginal Child Removal

Media Release 20 August 2015

Reduced commitment to legal services is not good news 

Media Release 2 July 2015 

Federal Budget provides no relief for FVPLSs despite escalating rates of family violence

Media Release 13 May 2015 

Nearly 200 organisations outline concern for UN over Australia's declining human rights performance 

Joint Media Release 1 April 2015 

Devastating legal assistance funding cuts reversed 

National FVPLS Media Release 27 March 2015 

Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence calls on Government to immediately provide more funding to legal assistance services 

National FVPLS Media Release 20 March 2015 

Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Award for service excellence 

National FVPLS Media Release 6 March 2015 

Step up in commitments to the national crisis of family violence

National FVPLS Media Release 6 March 2015 

Significant impact of fudnign cuts to legal assistance services emphasised on anniversary of National Apology 

Joint Media Release- NACLC, NATSILS and National FVPLS Forum 13 February 2015 

110 Percent Commitment to Family Violence Ignores Lack of Funding 

National FVPLS Media Release 27 January 2015 

Productivity Commission confirms FVPLS essential 

National FVPLS Media Release 4 December

 New Stats reveal that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are one of the most incarcerated groups in the world 

Joint media release- Human Rights Law Centre, NATSILS and National FVPLS Forum  16 September 2014

Plea for PM to Step in and fix Indigenous Affairs policy and funding chaos 

Indigenous Leaders- Joint Statement 2 September 2014

New Threat For Family Violence Prevention Legal Services 

National FVPLS Media Release 18 August 2014 

Devastating cuts to Aboriginal Family Violence legal services

National FVPLS Media Release 18 December 2013 

Response to Governor-General Quentin Bryce's condemnation of violence against women

National FVPLS Media Release 12 November 2013

Devastating impacts of Coalition's proposed cuts to Aboriginal legal services

National FVPLS Media Release 6 September 2013

Aboriginal service overlooked for Aboriginal family violence funding 

National FVPLS Media Release 2 July 2013

No "Fair Go" for Aboriginal women

National FVPLS Media Release 25 February 2014

National Forum Response to Senate Estimates 

National FVPLS Media Release 15 May 2013 (Federal Budget) 

 

Letters 

Open Letter: Cuts to legal services will have a disastrous impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities 

25 March 2015 

 

 

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