Major Provisions Of The Queensland Law Essay

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Major Provisions of the Queensland law relating to Domestic violence
Domestic violence is a growing concern in Australia. Police handled more than 3,000 domestic violence matters in just one suburb of Brisbane in the past 12 months and for the whole of Queensland, handled another 25,000 matters.
The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 is the act of Parliament that deals with domestic violence. The key aims of the legislation are to provide immediate and short to middle term protection for aggrieved people. Under Division 2 number 8, domestic violence can be defined as “behaviour by a person (the first person) towards another person (the second person) with whom the first person is in a relevant relationship that— (a) is physically or sexually abusive; or (b) is emotionally or psychologically abusive (c) is economically abusive; or (d) is threatening; or (e) is coercive; or (f) in any other way controls or dominates the second person and causes the second person to fear for the second person’s safety or wellbeing or that of someone else as shown in Appendix A”. Violence occurs between intimate partners, husband and wife, ex - partners, step- parents, parents and their teenage or adult children as well as disabled people and their carer. (Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012).
One of the major provisions of the Act is the provision of Domestic violence orders (DVO). A DVO is made by the court which has conditions in place that restrict the
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