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:
- Is physically or sexually abusive; or
- Is emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
- Is economically abusive; or
- Is threatening; or
- Is coercive; or
- 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 who can assist you, or follow the links below for more information on Domestic Violence.
Our Brisbane lawyers have answered some common questions below:
What Is Domestic Violence in Australia?
Who Can Apply for A Domestic Violence Order?
Who Is the Aggrieved and Who Is the Respondent? Who Else Can the Order Include?
When Will the Court Grant an Application for A Domestic Violence Order?
What Conditions Does A Domestic Violence Order Impose?
What Options Does A Respondent to An Application for A Domestic Violence Order Have?
What Is A Temporary Protection Order (TPO)?
How Long Does A Domestic Violence Order Last?
Can You Apply to Vary A Domestic Violence Order?
What Happens If You Breach A Domestic Violence Order?
What If You Have Family Court Orders or Proceedings Before the Family Law Courts?
Will A Domestic Violence Order Revoke Your Weapons Licence?
Should You Consider Written Parenting Arrangements?
What Is the Offence of Choking, Suffocation, Or Strangulation in A Domestic Setting?
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