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The Backbone Collective is the first and only organisation to monitor the effectiveness of the system through the eyes of women and children escaping violence. Backbone surveys hundreds of women via its safe and confidential online platform, so we are able to gather extensive amounts of information on many issues for relatively low cost. 

Women see the Backbone surveys as a powerful way to have their views taken into account and put forward to promote change.


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Survey Two - The Family Court

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April 7, 2017, the Backbone releases its second survey on the Family Court that was designed with the help of women members.  We drew our first set of results on midnight Sunday April 30, 2017.  Don't worry if you missed this deadline as we will continue collecting surveys from women after this date for future reference.

The Backbone Collective Cofounder Deborah Mackenzie outlines how Backbone works and invites women who have experienced violence or abuse to take part in survey two about the Family Court. (7 mins video) 

Earlier Event: December 1
Survey One - Foundation Survey