What is the legislation in AUstralia Governing Domestic Violence?

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Legislation governing Domestic Violence is different in each state of Australia. In Victoria, it is the Family Violence Protection Act 2008. In NSW, it is largely governed by the following acts:

The Crimes Act 1900, in particular Part 15A which deals with Apprehended Violence Orders and The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.In Queensland, it is governed by the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989.There is some legislation at Commonwealth Level but it does not deal with the topic entirley. The Family Law Act in a Commonwealth Legislation.


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