- Physical or verbal abuse;
- Psychological abuse;
- Sexual abuse;
- Economic abuse, such as the withholding of money or making it conditional; and
- Threats or coercive behaviour.
If you are a victim of one or more of the above, you may be able to apply for a Domestic Violence Protection Order. A Domestic Violence Protection Order is an order made by the Court for the purpose of providing a victim with protection from certain behaviour of another into the future. If an order is made, this will prohibit the perpetrator from behaving in a certain way. In certain cases, the Court may consider it necessary to make an order which prohibits the perpetrator from approaching the victim or attending their home or workplace. The Order may also name other person/s, such as the children and relatives of the victim.
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