Advocacy for law and policy reform

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia engages in advocacy work to ensure that our clients’ experiences of sexual, family and domestic violence inform the development of law and policy.

As a non-government organisation, it is our responsibility to ensure that people who have been made vulnerable by their circumstances have their voices heard in democratic processes. Otherwise, there is a risk that government, law and policy will serve only the needs and interests of the powerful few.

To fulfil this responsibility, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia engages in a wide range of law reform activities including writing submissions to inquiries, sitting on stakeholder advisory groups, and advocating for our clients’ interests to government.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is also the co-convenor of the NSW Women’s Alliance. The Women’s Alliance brings together numerous NSW women’s peak organisations and state-wide service providers with expertise in responding to and working to prevent violence against women.

You can access copies of our public submissions below.

If you would like to discuss an issue of law or policy reform, please do not hesitate to contact us on (02) 8585 0333 or by email at

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Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia  I  ABN 58 023 656 939

PO Box 555 Drummoyne NSW 2047 | Tel 02 8585 0333 Fax 02 9555 5911

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