A Guide for organisations thinking about how to address economic abuse. Includes examples and guidance for workplaces and organisations in the financial, utilities, government, legal and gaming sectors. This project is a collaboration with Insight Exchange drawing on insights from people with lived experience of economic abuse (also called financial abuse), in the context of an intimate partner relationship.
This report from CWES outlines the findings of a nationally representative survey on economic abuse in Australia which finds many people aren’t confident to explain it, misunderstand what it is, and don’t know where to seek support.
A step by step guide for people experiencing economic abuse who want to change their situation and restore financial safety. This document brings together the Fact Sheets: First Steps to Economic Safety and Next Steps to Economic Safety in one document.
The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) has welcomed the establishment of the DFSV Recovery Alliance and backed its calls for governments at all levels to provide policy and funding support for services that support women to rebuild their lives.
In January 2022, the Federal Government released a draft plan to end gender-based violence in Australia built on four pillars: Prevention, Intervention, Response and Recovery. CWES has reviewed the plan against the recommendations we made to improve women’s economic safety during the Women’s National Safety Summit.
CWES calls for economic abuse to be a focus of the new National Action Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children and makes 8 recommendations that can be taken up by the federal government and organisations across the country.
CWES calls for ParentsNext to be redesigned as a voluntary program and endorses Domestic Violence Victoria and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria’s submission calling for family violence to be grounds for permanent exemption from its participation requirements and for ParentsNext to be removed from the Targeted Compliance Framework.