This week, a bill to provide ten days paid family and domestic violence leave to all Australians is being debated in Parliament.
We need your support to help make sure that this life-saving entitlement is made law.
Family and domestic violence is a national crisis. We know the tragic numbers: on average one woman is killed each week by a partner, ex-partner or family member in Australia.
Why is legislating 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave so important?
Workplaces have a key role to play in supporting a woman facing family and domestic violence.
Escaping a violent relationship takes time and money. And knowing you can return to a safe, secure job is critically important.
It is estimated that moving to find a new, safe place for yourself and your family costs can cost up to $20,000 and take more than 140 hours – but Federal laws currently only provide for five days of unpaid leave.
Paid family and domestic violence leave can give a woman – and it nearly always is a woman – the time, support and job security she needs to escape and recover from an abusive relationship.
We must give all workers access to paid family and domestic violence leave.
It takes paid leave to leave. And we won't wait, because women can't wait.
What you can do right now
Show your support for legislating 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave by signing the petition.
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