of Family Violence
The Economic Abuse Reference Group is an informal group of Australian 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.
NSW needs to address coercive control, but this rushed law is not the way to do it
Opinion piece by Gayatri Nair. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/03/nsw-needs-to-address-coercive-control-but-this-rushed-law-is-not-the-way-to-do-it
Domestic abuse, company directors and business debt
Marion’s husband was jealous of her contact with work colleagues and pressured her to give up her nursing job. When she decided to run a small cleaning business, the coercive control escalated. Marion’s husband insisted [...]
Service model to provide financial abuse support
A number of EARG organisations provided their valuable expertise and insights into this new report: Addressing financial abuse: a collaborative service model for legal and non-legal support, supported by Commonwealth Bank, in partnership with Redfern [...]
Five years of business and Government reforms
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 [...]
DFV and Debt – Needs more than financial hardship response
Some businesses are providing sophisticated responses to customers experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV), but some are too quick to focus solely on financial circumstances rather than the impact of abuse. A range of reforms [...]
New funding ensures EARG’s work can continue
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 [...]