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Women & Money
Economic Abuse
Section 6 of the Family Violence
Protection Act 2008 (Vic)
provides the following meaning
of economic abuse...
Economic Abuse
legal definition continued
(a) in a way that denies the
second person the economic or
financial autonomy th...
Examples of economic
abuse…..
 coercing a person to relinquish control over assets
and income;
 removing or keeping a fa...
Economic Abuse
Wheel
http://www.endabusewi.org/sites/defaul
t/files/resources/EconAbWheel.pdf
Covers such areas as:
•Child...
For Love or Money: a film
about financial abuse
A tool to assist
workers to unpack
Economic Abuse
when working with
those ...
Gender Pay Gap
The national gender pay gap is currently 18.8% and has
hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades...
Women and
Money
Money Smart
https://www.moneysmart.go
v.au/life-events-and-you/
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Women and money - International Women's Day 2015

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Presentation by ReGen's Financial Counsellor Jo Parkin on the impacts of economic abuse within domestic relationships and resources for support services.

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Women and money - International Women's Day 2015

  1. 1. Women & Money
  2. 2. Economic Abuse Section 6 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) provides the following meaning of economic abuse “economic abuse is behaviour by a person (the first person) that is coercive, deceptive or unreasonably controls another person (the second person), without the second person's consent........”
  3. 3. Economic Abuse legal definition continued (a) in a way that denies the second person the economic or financial autonomy the second person would have had but for that behaviour; or (b) by withholding or threatening to withhold the financial support necessary for meeting the reasonable living expenses of the second person or the second person's child, if the second person is entirely or predominantly dependent on the first person for financial support to meet those living expenses
  4. 4. Examples of economic abuse…..  coercing a person to relinquish control over assets and income;  removing or keeping a family member's property without permission, or threatening to do so;  disposing of property owned by a person, or owned jointly with a person, against the person's wishes and without lawful excuse;  without lawful excuse, preventing a per son from having access to joint financial assets for the purposes of meeting normal household expenses;  preventing a person from seeking or keeping employment;  coercing a person to claim social security payments;  coercing a person to sign a power of attorney that would enable the person's finances to be managed by another person;  coercing a person to sign a contract for the purchase of goods or services;  coercing a person to sign a contract for the provision of finance, a loan or credit;  coercing a person to sign a contract of guarantee;  coercing a person to sign any legal document for the establishment or operation of a business.
  5. 5. Economic Abuse Wheel http://www.endabusewi.org/sites/defaul t/files/resources/EconAbWheel.pdf Covers such areas as: •Child Care, •Legal issues, •Employment, •Education, •Housing
  6. 6. For Love or Money: a film about financial abuse A tool to assist workers to unpack Economic Abuse when working with those who have or are experiencing it. Developed by WHIN, Uniting Care Kildonan, Good Shepherd, Bent Wheel and State Government of Victoria
  7. 7. Gender Pay Gap The national gender pay gap is currently 18.8% and has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades. https://www.wgea.gov.au/learn/about-pay-equity Workplace Gender Equality Agency https://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default/files/Gender_Pay_Gap_Factsheet.p df Even if there is no intimate partner economic abuse, women also have to contend with........
  8. 8. Women and Money Money Smart https://www.moneysmart.go v.au/life-events-and-you/ women

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