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Domestic Violence: Stalking/Intimidation, Assault and Contravening ADVO

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Domestic violence is a serious issue and often comes with heftier criminal penalties. Some key offences often charged against a person who breaches their ADVO includes stalking or intimidation and knowingly contravening an ADVO (sections 13 & 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW)) and common assault (section 61 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)). […]

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How can victims of domestic violence find safe and secure housing?

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With the spread of Covid-19 worldwide and families in lockdown, it is unsurprising that more domestic violence victims are seeking urgent help as tension and violence in the home rises. The social isolation measures implemented in Australia have reduced victims’ ability to obtain support. NSW Victim Services has revealed that the number of domestic violence […]

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Man ‘chokes 5-year-old boy’ in a domestic violence incident

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According to NSW Police, a man appeared before Parramatta Bail Court on 17 May 2020 after allegedly choking a child in a domestic-related incident in the NSW Hunter region. At about 2pm on Saturday 16 May 2020, a 27-year-old man was at a house in Rutherford, about 7km north-west of Maitland, when he allegedly became […]

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Effects of Covid-19 on Domestic Violence

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With strict social distancing and isolation measures put in place by the government, families experiencing violence within their homes risk becoming collateral damage to this unwanted disease. Domestic violence cases have increased globally in the midst of social distancing combined with high levels of financial and emotional stress. In circumstances where the perpetrator exerts control […]