Domestic violence survivors are desperate for a parliamentary inquiry into the family law system to be cancelled, organisations working in the sector have warned.
Instead, advocates want the federal government to get on with reforms that have been recommended by earlier probes.
Their message comes as a Greens bid to dissolve the inquiry failed to get support in the Senate, which voted 33 to 27 against the minor party's motion.
Australian Women Against Violence Alliance spokeswoman Merrindahl Andrew says there's a "unanimous voice" in the domestic violence sector that the inquiry is unnecessary and could be damaging.
"We don't need this inquiry, we need the government to get on with making the kind of reforms that have been identified already," she told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.
Women's Safety NSW chief executive Hayley Foster said organisations like hers will rally against the inquiry to the bitter end.
"We're going to do everything, up to the very last moment, to ensure we hold the government to account, and ensure that children are safe in their homes," she said.
Greens senator Larissa Waters says more than 1400 domestic violence survivors have also contacted federal MPs, pleading for the inquiry not to go ahead.
Among their concerns is One Nation leader Pauline Hanson being the inquiry's deputy chair, after attracting widespread criticism for suggesting some women lie about domestic abuse during custody battles.
Women have told Senator Waters it's already hard enough getting people to believe them when they come forward with their experiences.
"When they have people like Senator Hanson, who is now deputy chairing this inquiry, saying that she thinks they're all liars ... the effect of that will simply be to silence women," she told reporters in Canberra.
"I fear that perpetrators will feel emboldened, and that more women ultimately will lose their lives."
The party will make a last effort to stop the inquiry on Tuesday, putting a motion to the upper house which would dissolve it.
They have the support of Labor but haven't convinced crossbenchers yet.
"We live in hope," Senator Waters said.
Senator Hanson is staring down the calls for the inquiry to be cancelled.
"A lot of people are verifying what I'm saying, so don't shut me down, I'm just putting the truth out there," she Senator Hanson told Sky News.
"If these people are so afraid of what evidence may be given in that hearing, don't blame me, this is what's happening in our system."
Senator Hanson said she had first-hand experience with the family courts as a wife, mother and grandmother.
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