Further protection for victims of Family Violence

Further protection for victims of Family Violence

Victims of family violence will be better protected under new legislation introduced in Parliament earlier this month by the Andrews Labor Government.

Responding to 11 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017 will increase protections for women and children, and enhance the justice system’s response to family violence. The reforms include:

  • faster and simpler processes for serving family violence intervention orders (FVIOs)
  • new measures to prevent abuses of the intervention order appeal process
  • allowing pre-recorded evidence to be used in some proceedings for family violence offences
  • increased protections for children subjected to family violence.

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