WA Government to introduce new family violence restraining order

ABC News - WA Government to introduce new family violence restraining orderThe ABC News Website has reported that a new type of restraining order is being introduced by the Western Australian Government to better protect family violence victims .

The Family Violence Restraining Order

According to Attorney-General Michael Mischin, the Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) was designed to reduce the onus on the victim to provide evidence of intimidating or controlling behaviour, and Courts will be required to consider information from police and other agencies including the Department for Child Protection in assessing a person’s risk. The court would then apply conditions specifically tailored for family violence, such as mandatory counselling.

The laws will be introduced later this year.

You can read the full detailed article here: New family violence restraining order set to be introduced by WA Government