Renata Alexander, Barrister and Senior Law Lecturer, Monash University
Please note this chapter (and pages it links to) contains information about family violence that may be triggering to family violence survivors.
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?
- The law’s treatment of family violence-overview
- Family violence intervention orders (state law)
- Changes to state family violence laws
- Family violence matters and the courts
- Undertakings in family violence cases
- Personal safety intervention orders for stalking
- Injunctions under the Family Law Act
- Changes to the Family Law Act (federal law)
- Binding over (state law)
- Compensation for family violence survivors
- Support for family violence survivors
- General advice for family violence survivors
- Contacts: Family violence
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