Legislation Watch: Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Matters) Bill 2012

Police Pursuit AmendmentsToday the Victorian government announced their intention to create a new offence for drivers who avoid stopping their car when the police want them to.The proposed offence is contained in the Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Matters) Bill 2012. The Explanatory Memorandum for it can be found here. A forced commencement …

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DPP v Johnson [2011] VSCA 288: 14,000 intervention orders a year, one quarter breached

In DPP v Johnson [2011] VSCA 288 the Director appealed a judge's sentence for offences of aggravated burglary, common law assault and contravention of an intervention order.Redlich JA [at 10]:The respondent, in breach of an Intervention Order, entered his former partner['s] house in the early hours of the morning of 14 November 2009 with two …

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Personal safety intervention orders

The Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 came into effect today. The Act is available from the Parliamentary website here and it has already made its way on to AustLII here. The new Act brings the intervention order regime for non-family members into line with the one under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008. They …

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AB & Anor v Magistrates’ Court at Heidelberg [2011] VSC 61: judicial review of an intervention order

A respondent in a family violence proceeding who is dissatisfied with having an order made against them has a statutory avenue of appeal to the County Court: Division 9 of Part 4 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008.But that's not the only option. In AB v Magistrates' Court at Heidelberg [2011] VSC 61 the …

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AB & Anor v Magistrates' Court at Heidelberg [2011] VSC 61: judicial review of an intervention order

A respondent in a family violence proceeding who is dissatisfied with having an order made against them has a statutory avenue of appeal to the County Court: Division 9 of Part 4 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008.But that's not the only option. In AB v Magistrates' Court at Heidelberg [2011] VSC 61 the …

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