The Economic Abuse Reference Group is a network of community organisations which influences government and industry responses to the financial impact of domestic and family violence. Our members include 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.  The Victorian and New South Wales chapters have input to state issues (for example energy, tenancy and fines).

Not all organisations contribute on every issue – and other organisations may contribute from time to time.

Organisations which contribute to EARG’s work include:

  • Care Financial Counselling Service & Consumer Law Centre (ACT)
  • Centre for Women’s Economic Safety
  • Consumer Action Law Centre
  • Council of the Single Mother and Her Children
  • Domestic Violence NSW
  • Domestic Violence Victoria
  • Financial Counselling Australia
  • Financial Counselling Victoria
  • Financial Counsellors’ Association of NSW
  • Financial Rights Legal Centre (NSW)
  • Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services Australia & New Zealand
  • Justice Connect
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Legal Aid Qld
  • No to Violence
  • Redfern Legal Centre
  • Social Security Rights Victoria
  • Thriving Communities Partnership
  • Uniting Kildonan
  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • WestJustice
  • Walking Together Project, Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
  • Women’s Information & Referral Exchange (WIRE)
  • Women’s Legal Service NSW
  • Women’s Legal Service Qld
  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria

The Economic Abuse Reference Group is supported the Ecstra Foundation


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Women experiencing family violence will be helped by more specialist legal assistance in the budget.

Great to be at @Essentialvic forum today discussing the energy & water regulator's strategy for regulating with consumer vulnerability in mind.

21 specialist family violence financial counsellors in Victoria (@VicGovAu funded) support #familyviolence victim survivors with financial/debt issues. Other state govts should do same. #economicabuse @FCAupdate

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