McAuley Community Services for Women provides a range of services for women who are homeless, and women and their children escaping family violence. McAuley Community Services for Women also advocates and argues for these women through submissions to Government and policy makers.
McAuley Community Service for Women
Victorian Government Budget Submission 2016-2017
McAuley Community Services for Women welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Victorian Budget 2016- 2017 conversation.
McAuley Community Services for Women provides much needed services for women and their children who are escaping family violence, and for women who are homeless.
Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence
McAuley Community Services for Women prepared a detailed written submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
We ask you to help us continue our awareness-raising efforts and to create positive change for women and children experiencing and affected by family violence by:
1.Endorsing our submission – please let us know as soon as possible if you support our submission and recommendations and we will put your organisation’s name on our website and mention you in communications and lobbying activities as an endorsing body.
2.Putting a link to the full submission on your website as soon as possible– you can use this suggested wording and our attached logo:
[Your organisation’s name] supports women and children in the community who are experiencing family violence. See what action the Victorian Government should take to keep women and children safe by reading McAuley Community Services for Women’s submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
3.Indicating your interest in working with us on any of the issues raised in the submission.
The incidence of homelessness for women in Victoria is increasing as a result of insufficient affordable housing, poverty, family violence and mental illness. Between 2006 and 2011, the rate of homeless in Victoria increased by 20% (ABS, 2011). Read the Position Paper in full.
Submission to Federal Budget 2015/16
McAuley Community Services for Women has made a submission to the coming Federal Budget for funding considerations.
Federal Budget Submission 2015/16 (257 KB)
The McClure Report
McAuley has developed a position on the interim McClure Report into Welfare Reform. The report calls for sweeping changes to the way Australia delivers welfare with a particular emphasis on disability support pensions. It also proposes turning the 75 current income payments and available supplements into four new payments that would replace Newstart, Youth Allowance and other benefits.
The McClure Report Submission (356 KB)
Mental Health Review Submission
Mental Health Review Submission (374 KB)