Policy Statements

MARRIAGE EQUALITY STATEMENT

Relationships Australia firmly believes in the right of all people to observe their relationships fully and without discrimination.  On this basis we support marriage equality – the right of all Australians to access marriage as a civil institution with their partner of choice, irrespective of gender or sexual orientation.

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FAMILY VIOLENCE STATEMENT

Violence in family relationships is a serious problem affecting large numbers of Australians. The high prevalence of family violence has significant implications for victims, perpetrators and the wider Australian community.

Aside from the personal and social costs, impacts include: unemployment, underemployment and lost productivity; public expenditure costs for property damage and default on debt; and burden on the justice, child protection, and health and welfare prevention and support systems.

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MENTAL HEALTH STATEMENT

Over the past few decades, there has been a growing awareness of the prevalence and impact of poor mental health. In Australia, mental ill-health is the leading cause of non-fatal disease burden. Almost half of all Australians will experience one or more mental disorders in their lifetime and around one in five will have experienced a mental disorder in the past twelve months. For certain vulnerable groups, mental health statistics are particularly concerning.
Download Mental Health Statement (pdf) 

STATEMENT ON FAMILIES

Relationships Australia is committed to social justice and inclusion, and respects the rights of all people, in all their diversity, to live with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships. Relationships Australia has been a provider of a broad range of services to support children, families and communities for more
than sixty years. Relationships Australia works with many and diverse families who seek support to help them face the challenges and complexities of family life.

Download Statement of Families (pdf)

VULNERABILITY AND DISADVANTAGE STATEMENT

Relationships Australia is committed to social justice and inclusion, and respects the rights of all people, in all their diversity, to live with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships. Relationships Australia has been a provider of a broad range of services to support children, families and communities for more than sixty years. Relationships Australia works with many families and individuals who are vulnerable and in need of guidance and support during a period of personal or family crisis, and with other families who are experiencing long-term disadvantage…

Download Vulnerability and Disadvantage Statement (pdf)

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