UPDATE: Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 20 July 2018 - 17 August 2018.
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 provide feedback on the proposed changes and suggest other considerations by:
- Completing a short online survey
- Joining the online discussion
- Sending your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.