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Domestic violence in the household

By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence lawyersDomestic violence can happen to anyone in any household, and can also occur in many forms and circumstances. In most cases, domestic violence results from an abuse of power or control from one person over another, which can result in horrific patterns involving violence, ongoing abuse, and intimidation which causes the victim to fear for their safety and wellbeing. Domestic violence does not necessarily have to involve physical abuse – in many instances,...

Posted on 
April 9, 2018
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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NSW Government announces plans for a domestic violence register

The NSW Government has announced plans to be the first State to have a domestic violence register. The scheme will be modelled on a UK equivalent, and will allow individuals to obtain disclosures from police into their partners’ history of domestic violence (if any). To begin with, the register will only consist of men convicted of a domestic assault crime, but it is understood the Government is considering rolling this out to include those the subject of an ADVO after some time. Only persons who are in a...

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March 6, 2015
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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NSW Opposition announces plans for specialist domestic violence court

The NSW Opposition Leader has indicated that if elected, his government will introduce a trial of specialist sexual assault and domestic violence courts in various NSW locations. Luke Foley has followed on with the policy announced by former Labor leader John Robertson. This would be the first specialist sexual assault and domestic violence courts of their kind in Australia, following in the example of the NSW Drug Court. Foley’s aims are to create a streamlined process where domestic assault matters are handled...

Posted on 
January 21, 2015
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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