Domestic Violence & Protection Orders DVO (QLD) AVO (NSW)

What is Domestic Violence in Australia


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What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is defined in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”) as behaviour by a person towards another person with whom the first person is in a relevant relationship that:

  1. Is physically or sexually abusive; or
  2. Is emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
  3. Is economically abusive; or
  4. Is threatening; or
  5. Is coercive; or
  6. 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.

A “relevant relationship” is defined in the Act as an intimate personal relationship, a family relationship or an informal care relationship. The definition is wide-reaching and covers all domestic relationships including couples, parents, children and carers.

If you have experienced domestic violence, or an application for a domestic violence order names you as the respondent, call Aitken Whyte Lawyers Brisbane on 07 3229 4459 to speak to a compassionate solicitor you can assist you, or follow the links below for more information on Domestic Violence.

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Brisbane QLD 4000
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