Law Reform Commission of Western Australia – Enhancing Family and Domestic Violence Laws: Final Report 2014

Found in: Resources on violence against women and girls

The Law Reform Commission was asked to examine possible changes to laws regarding family and domestic violence in Western Australia, including the benefits of separate family and domestic violence legislation and the utility and consequences of creating legislation for family and domestic violence restraining orders additional to that covered by the Restraining Orders Act 1997. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the review, following on from a discussion paper and public consultation phase. It discusses: objectives for reform, police response to family and domestic violence, family and domestic violence protection orders, criminal justice responses, specialist family violence courts, interaction of violence restraining order proceedings with the Family Court, victim rights, criminal injuries compensation, and other legal responses. In summary, the Commission recommends that a new Family and Domestic Violence Protection Order Act be enacted in Western Australia.

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia – Enhancing Family and Domestic Violence Laws: Final Report 2014