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NCJ Number: 119489 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence in Australia: The Legal Response
Author(s): N Seddon
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 114
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 1-86287-010-1
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Intended for use by lawyers, social workers, and others who provide help and support to victims of domestic violence in Australia, this book gives practical guidelines for using the available criminal and civil legal responses.
Abstract: The text emphasizes that the use of the law is a last resort and that much of the law is of little or no use in providing effective protection. Remedies available under the Family Law Act are explained. The protection orders available in each State and the financial compensation for victims are detailed. Each protection order is described in terms of who may apply for orders, the types available, the criteria for obtaining an order, their duration and variation, what happens if they are breached, procedures used, dates of hearings, costs, and appeals. Information is also supplied about the nature and causes of domestic violence, the advantages and disadvantages of alternative responses, and the effectiveness of different remedies. Footnotes and index.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Australia; Restraining orders; Spouse abuse statutes; Victim services
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