Domestic Violence

A Practitioner’s Guide to Domestic Violence Law in NSW

A Practitioner’s Guide to Domestic Violence Law in NSW

A plain-English guide to domestic violence law in New South Wales, produced by the solicitors at Women’s Legal Service NSW. This resource is available online, as an eBook in multiple formats and in hard copy.

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Women and Family Law

Women and Family Law

This plain-English guide to family law covers a range of topics such as divorce, children, property settlements and AVOs. It is available online, as an eBook in multiple formats and in hard copy.

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16 Days of Activism Statement

16 Days of Activism Statement

Women’s Legal Service NSW Aboriginal Women’s Consultation Network and Indigenous Women’s Legal Program have made a statement for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, 25th November 2016 – 11th December 2016.

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ReCharge: Women’s Technology Safety

ReCharge: Women’s Technology Safety

ReCharge is a national resource to support women experiencing technology-facilitated domestic violence and those assisting them.

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Domestic Violence Legal Training Day

Domestic Violence Legal Training Day

On 23 July 2015 Women’s Legal Service NSW and Community Legal Centres NSW, with the pro bono assistance of Herbert Smith Freehills at their Sydney Office, presented a training day for lawyers working with victims of domestic violence.
Several of the speakers have provided their papers and presentations.

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GP Toolkit

GP Toolkit

This resource assists doctors to identify and respond to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

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Ask LOIS factsheets

Ask LOIS factsheets

Each fortnight Ask LOIS presents free webinars (online workshops) on legal topics relevant to DV workers, hosted by solicitors and experts across the field. Each webinar is accompanied by a summary factsheet which can be downloaded. There is now an extensive library of factsheets on a range of issues.

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Families Pets and Abuse

Families Pets and Abuse

Dr Lydia Tong and her team at Sydney University are undertaking a research study into pets and domestic and family violence. Please take part in this research study by completing the survey.

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The Law Handbook

The Law Handbook

This practical guide to the law in New South Wales covers a range of legal topics. WLS NSW wrote or contributed to several chapters including; Aboriginal people and the law, Domestic violence, Family law and Sexual offences.

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Just a piece of paper?

Just a piece of paper?

This practical guide is intended to help people who already have an AVO for their protection. Covers LGBTIQ relationships, what is an AVO, how do AVOs work, what is a breach, how to report a breach, role of the police, AVOs and children, varying or revoking your AVO, AVOs and family law, AVOs and immigration, what to do to stay safe.

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