Renata Alexander, Barrister and Senior Law Lecturer, 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 matters and the courts
- Undertakings in family violence cases
- Personal safety intervention orders for stalking
- Injunctions under the Family Law Act (federal law)
- Binding over (state law)
- Compensation for victims
- Support for victims
- General advice for victims
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