The Nine-Point Plan

Nine-Point Plan to address sexual violence within the context of domestic and family violence and abuse


The NSW Women’s Alliance has developed a Nine-Point Plan to address sexual violence within the context of domestic and family violence and abuse.

The Nine-Point Plan calls on the NSW Government to:

  1. Introduce affirmative consent laws in NSW.
  2. Better recognise sexual assault in the context of domestic and family violence in our laws, including introducing jury directions on sexual, domestic, and family violence.
  3. Introduce changes to evidence and procedural law to make the court process more accessible, safe, and trauma-informed for adult sexual assault complainants.
  4. Fund independent legal representation for sexual assault complainants in criminal trials.
  5. Develop a model for the practical implementation of court specialisation for matters involving sexual, domestic, and family violence in NSW, including attached support services for victim–survivors and offenders.
  6. Fund sexual assault case management teams and supports for young offenders.
  7. Introduce mandatory reporting and systematic audits of sexual assault complaints in aged and disability care settings, and develop a trauma-specialist, survivor-led response to disclosures.
  8. Fund a comprehensive, whole-of-community primary prevention strategy for NSW, in line with the national frameworks Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia (Our Watch et al., 2015) and Changing the picture: A national resource to support the prevention of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children (Our Watch, 2018).
  9. Fund development of a NSW model of complementary pathways to supplement the criminal justice system in holding perpetrators to account and delivering justice for victim-survivors.

Download the NSW Women’s Alliance Nine-Point Plan full policy paper.

The NSW Women’s Alliance

The NSW Women’s Alliance represents peak organisations and state-wide service providersthat work within a feminist framework to prevent and respond to sexual, domestic and family violence.  The objective of the NSW Women’s Alliance is to ensure that everyone is safe to live, work and learn free from violence.

The members of the NSW Women’s Alliance include

  • Domestic Violence NSW
  • Full Stop Foundation
  • ACON
  • Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association NSW
  • Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation
  • Multicultural Disability Association of Australia (NSW)
  • Muslim Women Australia
  • No to Violence
  • Older Women’s Network NSW
  • People with Disability Australia (NSW)
  • Seniors Rights Service
  • Women’s Legal Service NSW
  • Women’s Health NSW
  • Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Service
  • Youth Action



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