Let us know your thoughts on the proposed changes to the law to reduce domestic violence and strengthen protections for people who have experienced abuse.

What is being decided?

We want your feedback on the proposed changes to laws to reduce domestic violence in our community and strengthen protections for people who have experienced abuse. These changes propose amendments to the following pieces of legislation:

  • Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935
  • Evidence Act 1929
  • Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse Act) 2009

Key changes include:

  • Creating a new offence for strangulation
  • Increasing penalties for repeated breaches of intervention orders
  • Allowing video evidence recorded by police to be used in court
  • Expanding the definition of domestic abuse to include more types of relationships.

You can find out more about the proposed changes in the draft Bill and in the consultation fact sheet.

Get involved

You can provide feedback on the proposed changes and suggest other considerations by:

How will your input be used to influence the decision?

Your feedback will be considered when preparing the new laws to be introduced to Parliament.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 17 August

 

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