Women Campaign resources

We Won’t Wait for Domestic Violence Leave campaign – ACTU/Australia

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In Australia a woman dies every week because of family and domestic violence. Some women were killed at work. Many of these women were employed. Most did not have access to paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. Family and domestic violence is the leading cause of death, disability and illness among women aged 15-44 years, greater than cancer or heart disease. And yet access to paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is limited. Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave means a woman can access support services so she can leave. It means she can attend court, doctor’s appointments, meet with real estate agents, change her children’s school, all without the fear of losing her job.

Australian unions are calling the Federal Government to introduce legislation which will see the inclusion of ten days’ paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave in the National Employment Standard.

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Petition: We Won’t Wait - ACTU Australian Unions
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Petition: We Won’t Wait - ACTU Australian Unions
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More information: Domestic Violence
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