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.
In October 2022 the Federal Government introduced this life-saving leave into legislation.
An Introduction for workers to the new paid family and domestic leave legislation.
Implementation: A guide for managers to new paid family and domestic violence leave legislation.
Delivering Domestic Violence Leave
Winning a New Entitlement for 11 million workers
Domestic violence victims are a step closer to accessing 10 days of paid leave.— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) July 28, 2022
Advocates and politicians laid tulips outside Parliament today, as a tribute to women killed by their current, or former partners. #9News pic.twitter.com/fi3VXelCpA
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.
News and Resources
- ASU Fact Sheet
- 9 News: DV leave introduced
- Paid DV leave tabled in Parliament
- Labor announces funding for domestic violence workers
- ASU wins SafeWork Award for Domestic Violence Resources
- ASU Guides to Making Safe Workplaces for Victim-Survivors of Family and Domestic Violence
- Download We Won't Wait Campaign Materials
Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by family and domestic violence is available from 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or at the 1800 RESPECT website, the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.