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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
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To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

The Petition of the undersigned draws to the attention of the Senate that:

  • 57% of women in Australia have been subjected to violence during their lives
  • 10% experience violence in a 12 month period This epidemic requires national leadership and action.

As a supporter of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Australia has committed to develop a plan of action to eliminate violence against women.

Your petitioners therefore request the Senate to support Australia’s commitment to a National Plan of Action to eliminate violence against women by calling for its development.

by Senator Stephens (from 30,715 citizens)

Petition received.