Hot Topics 87: Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in Australia and globally. Each week in Australia a woman loses her life to domestic homicide. This issue looks at the prevalence of domestic violence and the legal framework that deals with offenders and victims, which includes AVOs, the court process and other legal issues that relate to DV.
Women's Legal Services NSW (WL SNSW) is an independent not for profit community legal centre that aims to achieve access to justice and a just legal system for women in NSW. WLS NSW provides women with a range of free community legal services, including legal advice and information, education, training and resources across metropolitan and regional areas of NSW.
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What is domestic violence - cycle of violence - prevalence - domestic homicide - reporting to police - community attitudes - accessing services - government responses
History of AVOs - Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 - types of AVOs - how do you get an AVO - police applications - on the spot AVOs - AVOs resulting from DV offences - private applicatons - legal aid
Serving an AVO - the first court date - preparing for a hearing - the hearing - costs
Consequences of breaching an AVO - firearms - Working with Children Check - changes, reviews and appeals
Registering AVOs - protection orders in other states and territories
Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 - package of care - counselling - immediate needs - economic loss - recognition payment - personal injury claim
Family violence amendments - domestic violence and mediation - injunctions for personal protection - domestic violence and the home - parenting orders
Domestic violence and renting - domestic violence and employment
Hot Topics 87: Domestic violence. Hot Topics is intended as an introductory guide only and should not be interpreted as legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, the Legal Information Access Centre does not assume responsibility for any errors or omissions.
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