It is essential our government responds immediately to the sector, community and corporates’ call for a Royal Commission - we are shocked to see yet another South Australian woman’s life taken this weekend and we plead with our Premier to take immediate action by announcing a Royal Commission, we need answers - and we must hear the voices of women and frontline workers now.
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Thank you Connie Bonaros MLC for joining the Honourable Tammy Franks Greens MLC in co-sponsoring a motion in the Legislative Council calling on the government to establish a Royal Commission into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, backed by the Liberal opposition Hon Michelle Lensink MLC.Four women were killed at the hands of a man they knew in a single week here in South Australia. It has been said that this is potentially the worst week for fatal domestic and family violence in our recorded history.
That's why today I will be joining the Honourable Tammy Franks Greens MLC in co-sponsoring a motion in the Legislative Council calling on the government to establish a Royal Commission into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, backed by the Liberal opposition Hon Michelle Lensink MLC.
I know our Premier to be a very good man and a very good leader. We know great leadership takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go - this is one of those times. Right now, our social conscience demands nothing less of our Premier.
How do you put a price on the lives of not one but four women killed in the space of a week?
For the sake of every woman, killed at the hands of an intimate partner, I implore our Premier and his government to step up and lead with the conviction we all know he is renowned for. We owe at least that much to each and every family left behind to pick up the shattered pieces.
Promises of coercive control legislation in the new year isn’t the answer. There are no silver bullets here - nothing short of a royal commission will help us fix this.
And God forbid there be another South Australian woman killed in the meantime.
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We are grateful for the support for our call for a Royal Commission into domestic, family and sexual violence. We thank the many representatives in both houses of our Parliament who have heeded the demand for transformative changes across our society and systems. Please write to your local MP and other members of the SA Legislative Council (upper house) with the help of this campaign established by Tammy Franks Greens MLC and Connie Bonaros MLC with the support of Hon Michelle Lensink MLC . This has been set up to support Embolden, sector members and others calling on the government of Peter Malinauskas to initiate a process that will help create a safer community for the women of South Australia.
Did you know economic abuse costs victim-survivors more money each year than is lost to scams? Despite this, we don’t hear nearly as much about it. That’s why this year’s theme for Economic Abuse Awareness Day is Counting The Cost.
At the Zahra Foundation, our efforts focus on empowering women impacted by domestic and financial abuse, and like the many organisations who share this commitment, one of the first hurdles we face is addressing low understanding of what it is.
Broadly speaking, economic abuse is defined as a form of family violence in which one person restricts, exploits or sabotages their partner or family member’s economic resources (e.g. money, property, transport, or employment), limiting their autonomy and undermining their economic wellbeing.
- 3 in 5 Australians lack an understanding of economic abuse. - Only 28 per cent of affected Australians know where to get assistance or support. - At least 1.6 million women will experience economic abuse during their lifetime with an estimated direct cost to victim-survivors being $5.7 billion a year. - 1 in 10 women say a partner has forced or pressured them to hand over their savings or other assets. - 63 per cent of women in high financial stress have a history of economic abuse.
Here at Zahra Foundation, we’re committed to taking practical steps to address economic abuse and reduce its impact. Our efforts focus on empowering women impacted by domestic and financial abuse by providing pathways to education, training and employment as well as offering specialised financial counselling services.
CWES’s research also suggests that as the cost-of-living has increased, the challenges of economic abuse have become more profound. In 2023, We have seen a 93% surge in clients seeking financial counselling services.
Together, let's continue the conversation and work towards a future free from economic abuse!
Thank you for bringing awareness to this issue. It is vital that it is addressed.
Safe.Everywhere.Always!! Excellent to see the leadership of Uniting Country SA 👏 Women in regional and rural areas are 20% more likely to experience family and domestic violence. A Royal Commission would look into why our south Australia regional and rural women continue to fall through systems and service gaps.Safe. Everywhere. Always.
With all due respect I think fast tracking the new Coercive Control Legislation in South Australia is much more important than a Royal Commission.
It is also imperative that historical offences be included though unlike the CC laws that NSW are implementing in July 2024.
Repeat offenders must not be allowed to slip through the system.
Thank you to everyone who joined us today in the rally, raising your voices for a cause that demands urgent attention. Your presence today was an important step towards justice and change.
Each step taken and every voice raised, brings us closer to fixing a broken system and ensuring victim-survivors have the platform they deserve.
As we reflect on today’s rally, let it fuel our determination for continued advocacy towards ending all forms of abuse. Enough is enough! We will not tolerate a system that fails to protect the vulnerable.
Let’s carry this momentum forward together, as we keep pushing for a future where everyone is safe and free from fear.
We are inviting you to join us on the steps of Parliament House at 9:00am tomorrow, 24th November 2023. We will be standing alongside Peak Body Embolden to call for Royal Commission into domestic, family and sexual violence in South Australia.
Five SA women have been killed in the last month, allegedly at the hands of a man known to them. Four of these women were killed in the last week. We ask you to raise your voice and speak up against the horrific, ongoing violence in our state.
Thank you to Credit Union SA for your support on this important issue!🚨 DID YOU KNOW 4 South Australian women have been killed this week at the hands of a man?
Heartbreaking news in South Australia this week. Four precious lives have been tragically taken at the hands of a man. 💔 Enough is enough!
The Zahra Foundation is raising its voice, demanding immediate action from our government.
This is not just a statistic; it's an urgent crisis that demands attention NOW. Behind these numbers are the shattered lives and stolen futures of women who deserve to live free from fear.
It's time for change. It's time for our government to step up and prioritize the safety of all women. Let's unite, raise our voices, and demand the reforms necessary to ensure that no more lives are lost to senseless violence.