Protecting women and children from violence29-November-2010 Family Law By Simone Green
Protecting people from violence is a significant role of Australian laws. The protection of women and children from domestic violence is a topic often covered in the media. Sexual assault is another.
This 1500-page, two-volume report sought to comprehensively review the various Federal and State Laws and identified weaknesses and areas for potential improvement. Its objective was reducing violence in the community and particularly in relation to women and children. There were 186 recommendations made for improvement.
Areas include confidentiality, rape, family dispute resolution, bail, trial process, homicide, breach of protection orders.
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