Since its formation in 1927, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has been the only national peak trade union body in Australia. The ACTU’s 43 affiliated unions and State and regional trades and labour councils are made up of about 1.8 million members working in a range of industries and occupations in the public and private sectors.

The Australian Union movement has played a leading role in the global campaign to prevent violence and harassment against women, including our campaign for a minimum of 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave per year for every worker.

The Australian Government has developed a draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (the NAP), which is intended to replace the existing National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022, which ends in mid-2022. The government has sought feedback on the draft NAP. This submission provides feedback as requested. A range of our affiliates have also made submissions, which we endorse.