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Family violence reforms

The Government is seeking your feedback on the Consultation Paper Family Violence: Strengthening Our Legal Responses.

Consultation paper

The Consultation Paper Family Violence: Strengthening Our Legal Responses invites your feedback on seven issues identified for discussion as options to strengthen legislative frameworks to hold perpetrators of family violence to account and to improve the safety of victims of family violence.

The issues for consideration include:

  • breaches of protection orders by protected persons
  • mandatory reporting of family violence
  • definition of ‘family relationship’
  • law of self-defence in the context of family violence
  • effects of tendering no evidence in family violence cases
  • persistent contraventions of family violence order - perpetrator declarations
  • consequences of a persistent perpetrator of family violence declaration.

Download the Consultation Paper Family Violence: Strengthening Our Legal Responses (pdf, 984.1 KB)

Comment period

Please send your comments to the Department of Justice on the:

  • Consultation Paper by Monday 6 February 2017

All submissions will be treated in strict confidence.

Email

legislation.development@justice.tas.gov.au

Mail

Department of Justice

Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy

GPO Box 825

Hobart TAS 7001