Family violence

Contributor

Renata Alexander, Barrister and Senior Law Lecturer, Monash University


TRIGGER WARNING

Please note this chapter (and pages it links to) contains information about family violence that may be triggering to family violence survivors.


Overview

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:

 

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