Reducing the
Financial Impacts

of Family Violence

The Economic Abuse Reference Group is an informal group of community organisations which influences government and industry responses to the financial impact of domestic and family violence. Our members include domestic and family violence services, community legal services and financial counselling services.

Initially established to consider recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria, EARG has input to national issues such as banking and insurance.  Our Victorian and New South Wales chapters have input to state issues (for example energy, tenancy and fines).  Over 20 organisations contribute to our work.

EARG is funded by the Ecstra Foundation.

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Five years of business and Government reforms

February 18th, 2022|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Since the Victorian Royal Commission into Family violence handed down its recommendations in 2016, there have been significant changes in the way that many businesses, and some sections of government, tailor their services to better [...]

New funding ensures EARG’s work can continue

September 30th, 2020|Latest News|

The Economic Abuse Reference Group (EARG) will continue to contribute to better financial outcomes for people experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV), thanks to a grant from the Ecstra Foundation.  EARG is a network of [...]


It shouldn't need the AAT to tell Centrelink that #domesticviolence is a reasonable excuse! @ej_australia's work highlights how Centrelink exacerbates abuse.

Congratulations @EVenville Your work shows that water industry (and other businesses) can help improve outcomes for victim survivors of #familyviolence #domesticviolence #economicabuse

Some important changes by @AFSA_gov_au will protect bankrupt people experiencing #familyviolence #domesticviolence - these include making it easier for victim survivors to request suppression of personal information at the start, and during bankruptcy.

Talking with @VicRoads today about their important program designed to assist vehicle registration customers who experience #familyviolence #domesticviolence & how this program makes a difference for victim survivors.

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