National alliance and domestic violence services unite in extraordinary call to stop the Andrews-Hanson inquiry

The national body representing organisations working for women’s safety across the country, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, has called on Senators to stop the family law inquiry from going ahead.

 Domestic and family violence groups across the nation are unanimous in their opposition to the Government allowing the Andrews-Hanson family law court inquiry to pursue a biased and damaging agenda. Since the inquiry was announced, not one service that works with victims-survivors of domestic violence has expressed any support for the process.

“This inquiry is dangerous and unnecessary. Experts in the domestic and family violence sector are unanimous in our opposition. This inquiry will only delay real action when women’s and children’s lives are on the line,” said AWAVA Program Manager, Dr Merrindahl Andrew.

We call on parliament to stop this harmful and unnecessary inquiry, and instead take immediate action to make the system safer

Tiffany King, Co-Chair of CWDVSSA, Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services of South Australia [now Embolden]