Domestic Violence

Hot Topics: Domestic Violence

Hot Topics: Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in Australia and globally. Each week in Australia a woman loses her life to domestic homicide. This issue looks at the prevalence of domestic violence and the legal framework that deals with offenders and victims, which includes AVOs, the court process and other legal issues that relate to DV.

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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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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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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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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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Girls Gotta Know

Girls Gotta Know

A legal information website for young women covering relationships, partying and trouble, housing and renting, employment, money and extras. Published by the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania.

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Living Without Violence Toolkit

Living Without Violence Toolkit

The toolkit is a series of information sheets, designed for people in NSW who have experienced domestic violence and are in the process of separating, or have recently separated from their partner.

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