Australia: Report Analyzes Domestic Violence Legislation
Friday, October 16, 2009 2:56 PM

A new report released by the Australian government analyzes domestic violence legislation in all Australian States and Territories and in New Zealand in order to assist the Australian Government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children. The new report also notes gaps and overlaps between State and Territory domestic violence protection orders and the Family Law Act 1975. The report is in part a response to Australian and New South Wales Law Reform Commissions' Time for Action: The National Council's Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2009-2021, which highlighted the need for an analysis of current Australian legislation in order to better combat family violence.

Compiled from: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs, "Domestic violence laws in Australia." (2009); Women's UN Report Network, "Australia- Domestic Violence Laws- Report," (15 October 2009).