To: Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull

We Won’t Wait

We call on the Federal Government to support the thousands of women experiencing violence.

We call on the Federal Government to immediately introduce legislation which will see the inclusion of ten days’ paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave in the National Employment Standard.

Why is this important?

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.

Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave will save lives.

The estimated cost of introducing a minimum 10 days’ paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave in the National Employment Standards is just five cents per day per worker.

The estimated cost of family and domestic violence to the economy is $12.6 billion per year.

When 800,000 women in work have experienced sexual or family violence access to 10 days’ paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave will make a real difference.

The Federal Government must act.


Reasons for signing

  • it's important that people are supported into positive environments. negating that leads to more time off more mental health issues not only for the victims but the people around them and how is that a more cost effective model?
  • For god sake people wake up to yourselves & sign to make these scum polititians we have pull their finger out. They are overpaid & under worked with all the perks they get from our overpaid taxes.
  • Because women and children need to be protected and have support to leave abusive relationships in order to save their own lives.

Updates

2017-10-07 16:55:27 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-02 10:02:47 +1000

500 signatures reached

2017-07-28 20:28:01 +1000

100 signatures reached

2017-07-28 09:53:16 +1000

50 signatures reached

2017-07-28 09:45:46 +1000

25 signatures reached

2017-07-28 09:45:20 +1000

10 signatures reached