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Leave the Meeting

Here is a guest post from our US sister organisation NNEDV reprinted with permission under licence from the Safety Net Project. Safety Net focuses on the intersection of technology and abuse, and we work to address how that abuse impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of survivors. Our team provides expert training [...]


Apple’s New Safety Check – a tool for survivors

On 6 June 2022, Apple announced a new safety feature at its annual WWDC event that will significantly help victim-survivors of domestic abuse using iPhones and other connected devices. This new feature will help Apple users quickly secure their devices, making it a very helpful resource for victim-survivors of domestic abuse who are concerned that [...]


WESNET joins Coalition Against Stalkerware to support global fight against digital violence

Wesnet, the national peak body representing specialist women’s domestic violence services, today announced that it has joined forces with the Coalition Against Stalkerware to combat non-consensual tracking via digital device and to work towards providing support to survivors of domestic violence.  Today, the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women coincides [...]


There’s a whole other pandemic going on

Plan International’s 2020 Annual State of the World’s Girls report focuses on the terrible rates of online abuse that girls and young women are experiencing across the world.  The Free To Be Online report, which surveyed 14,000 girls and young women in 22 countries, found: More than half of girls surveyed, from around the world, [...]


COVID-19: Sector Survey and Webinar

WESNET has teamed up with our Kiwi sister to survey the sector about the impact of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence and sexual assault sectors. There's a survey to complete if you are in the sector, and then a webinar to register for that will present the results. Click here to read more.


National Listening Tour Report Available Now!

The results of WESNET’s 2018 study on frontline worker perceptions of technology facilitated abuse on survivors identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD). The study sought to better understand how to support survivors of technology facilitated abuse identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or CALD. A nationwide [...]


Updated: Image-Based Abuse handout

We just updated our handout on image-based abuse. This update includes more information about the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s Image-Based Abuse Online Portal. In Australia, image-based abuse is the sharing of (or threat to share) intimate images without the consent of the person in that image. Many states in Australia have legislation that makes [...]


Telstra to provide ‘silent’ lines to consumers for free

Telstra has announced it will no longer charge its customers a monthly fee to have a ‘silent’ line.Previously, the ‘Silent Line’ product prevented a customer’s name, home phone number and address from being listed in public directories, and being shown when making calls. From 18 February 2018, all Telstra landline customers will be able to control whether [...]

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