EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Accessing the Family Violence Provision: Enhancing migrant women’s safety
The Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) and the Family Violence Provision (FVP) are designed to offer some protection to temporary migrants who experience family violence. This is a legal "safety net" that enables women on a temporary partner visa to pursue a permanent residency application if their relationship breaks down due to family violence. This project will document the experiences of women who are eligible to apply for the FVP, map current service practices and outcomes as well as barriers to accessing the FVP, and investigate whether the current operation of the FVP is achieving its stated legislative intent.
This project aims to investigate the operation of the FVP (Migration Regulations 1994 [Cth]), designed to act as a safety net for women on temporary visas whose relationships break down due to family violence. This project will build the evidence base needed to detail and analyse specific issues impacting migrant women without permanent residency or citizenship, with a focus on how best to support FVP applications and to enhance their success.
This project adopts a multi-method approach.