Contributor: Dr Renata Alexander, Barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University
Victims of family violence can seek protection via an intervention order. Police can also seek intervention orders without a victim’s consent. Orders can prohibit a variety of actions by a perpetrator. Injunctions or restraining orders also have a role to play. Refuges and Centrelink can all help protect victims.
This section includes the following topics:
- What is family violence?
- An introduction to the law’s treatment of family violence
- Family violence intervention orders (state law)
- Family violence courts
- Undertakings in family violence cases
- Personal safety intervention orders for stalking
- Injunctions under the Family Law Act (Cth)
- Other actions, compensation, remedies and services
- Housing and support services
- Contacts and useful links
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