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National Domestic Violence Order Scheme - Domestic Violence Orders (National Recognition) Bill 2016 - invitation to comment

The Government is currently seeking feedback on the Domestic Violence Orders (National Recognition) Bill 2016.

The Tasmanian Government has agreed to adopt model laws to provide for the automatic recognition and enforcement of family or domestic violence orders across jurisdictional borders.

The provisions of the Domestic Violence Orders (National Recognition) Bill were agreed nationally by all first Ministers, Attorneys-General and Ministers for Police through the Council of Australian Governments and the Law Crime and Community Safety Council.

All jurisdictions have agreed to use their best endeavours to introduce the laws to Parliament by mid-2016.

The purpose of the Bill is to enable the automatic recognition and enforcement of family or domestic violence orders issued in Australia or New Zealand orders registered in Australia, across Australia’s jurisdictional borders.

The operation of the law will be underpinned by a comprehensive, purpose-built technical information sharing system that will allow information about various orders to be shared across jurisdictions. The development of the system is underway and this work is being led by the Commonwealth Government, through CrimTrac.

Download the Domestic Violence Orders (National Recognition) Bill 2016 (pdf, 518.1 KB)

Comment Period

Please send your comments in writing to the Department of Justice by Friday 27 May 2016.

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legislation.development@justice.tas.gov.au

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Department of Justice

Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy

GPO Box 825

Hobart TAS 7001