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Domestic Violence and Electronic Tagging

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June 23, 2015

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With the naming of Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year, domestic violence offences have been brought to the forefront of government agenda and media scrutiny. These type of offences have become increasingly visible in the public eye, moving away from the ‘silent’ crime it once was. In recent weeks, there has been a call, led by Ms Batty, for the government and judiciary to consider using electronic tagging devices to monitor perpetrators of domestic violence. At a cursory glance, it sounds like a good idea and it has been praised […]


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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