Current Campaigns

RAISE MINIMUM AGE FOR CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

Children across Australia should be in schools and playgrounds, not prison cells. As the ACT Government has shown leadership every other state and territory government must follow suit and change their laws so that children are no longer hauled before courts and locked away in jails.

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ADEQUATE INCOME SUPPORT FOR JOBSEEKERS

GPV believes that everyone has the right to a life free from poverty. We are concerned about the inadequacy of the Jobseeker (formerly Newstart) Payment and how this inadequacy affects many informal kinship carers.

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SUPPORTING YOUNG ADULTS IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE

Children across Australia should be in schools and playgrounds, not prison cells. As the ACT Government has shown leadership every other state and territory government must follow suit and change their laws so that children are no longer hauled before courts and locked away in jails.

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ABOLITION OF GENITAL MUTILATION

GPV/KCV believes that all children have the right to be safe, healthy and happy. Female genital mutilation is contrary to that right. This campaign is designed to support the work of a range of agencies working to abolish genital mutilation.

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AGAINST FAST-TRACKING CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION

In August, the GPV/KCV Board wrote to all federal members of parliament to outline concerns with the approach to adoption being taken in NSW. Of particular concern was the move to advertise children for adoption on a website.

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ABOLITION OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

GPV/KCV believes that violence against children is never appropriate, even in the context of discipline. It can do long-term damage to their physical and emotional health, and may perpetuate a continuing cycle of of corporal punishment in future generations.

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MORE FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS FOR FAMILIES

GPV/KCV believes it is necessary to strike a balance between working life and family responsibilities.

This is particularly important for those who are caring for young children and children with special needs.

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