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APVO – New False Report Offences

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October 29, 2013

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Government Plans to Give More Protection to Victims of False AVO Applications As criminal defence lawyers, we regularly help clients defend frivolous and vexatious Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs). The reasons why people pursue AVOs in circumstances where they are not justified are many and varied. However, for our clients, defending a false allegation is an upsetting experience. The sentiment that we often hear is “how can they get away with this?” This week, the New South Wales Government agreed that the current laws protecting AVO defendants from false allegations are not […]

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