Domestic Abuse Legislative Provisions
Synopsis: On 31 March 2020, the Justice Minister introduced the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill (the DA&FP Bill) to the Assembly. This Briefing Note addresses a number of domestic abuse related legislative developments, identified from other jurisdictions, which are not specifically addressed in the DA&FP Bill. Specifically the developments considered in this paper are: new ‘Domestic Violence Protection Orders’; a statutory basis for domestic violence disclosure schemes; and creation of the role of Domestic Abuse Commissioner.
Date: 27 April 2020
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