We Won't Wait

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

Sign the petition for 10 days' paid Domestic Violence Leave now.

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.

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

One third of all employers now provide paid leave for workers experiencing domestic violence.

But we need the Federal Government to legislate Paid Domestic Violence Leave for EVERY worker in Australia.

Sign the petition for paid Domestic Violence Leave



Missing in Action

The ACTU has released “Morrison Missing – A Record of his Failure for Working Women” – a major report outlining how the Morrison Government has failed to support working women.

The report shows that under the Morrison Government, women in the workplace: 

  • Earn on average $483.30 less per week than a man and retire with about half the amount of super as a man. 
  • Are more likely to be in low wage and insecure work, and therefore more likely to have lost work or hours during the pandemic. 
  • Have a 2 in 3 chance of experiencing sexual harassment in a current or former workplace. 
  • No guaranteed right to paid family and domestic violence leave, despite a spike in family and domestic violence during the pandemic.  
  • Rely on the second worst paid parental leave scheme in the developed world, according to the OECD.   
  • Pay for some of the most expensive early childhood education and care in the world – with early childhood educators being extremely low paid.   

As the report outlines, on each issue, Scott Morrison has either done nothing, shirked responsibility, or blocked progress.  


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