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.  See EARG’s Terms of Reference.

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 Counsellor’s Association of WA
  • Financial Rights Legal Centre (NSW)
  • Good Shepherd 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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