We Won't Wait

Australian Services Union members working in domestic and family violence support have been calling for 10 days' paid Domestic Violence Leave to be included in Australia's national workplace laws.

Today, the Federal Government has introduced this life-saving leave into legislation.

Escaping a violent relationship takes time and money.

It is estimated that moving to find a safe place for yourself and your family can

  • cost up to $20,000
  • take more than 140 hours

Paid Domestic Violence Leave will save lives.



Action needed!

Members of Parliament will vote on this legislation any day now. This is our last chance to make sure they vote for 10 days universal paid domestic violence leave. We need to ensure that this life saving leave is available to all workers - including casuals and part time workers.

Write to your MP today. You can use this template letter

Find your MP and contact details here.

ASU members have been campaigning for Universal Paid Domestic Violence Leave and have gained the support of:

  • State and territory governments
  • Business Council of Australia
  • Australian Labor Party
  • The Federal Government

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