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Family Protection Orders in Lae, Papua New Guinea: Part 2 Improving Safety

Putt, July; Phillips, Theresa; Thomas, Davida; Kanan, Lindy


A pilot study on the use and effectiveness of family protection orders was undertaken in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2018. The aim of the orders, introduced under the Family Protection Act (FPA) 2013, is to improve access to justice and the protection of and support for victims of domestic and family violence (DFV). This is the second In Brief summarising the findings of the pilot study, with a focus on whether the civil orders are improving the safety of applicants (see Putt et al. 2019 for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2019
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2019/3
DOI: 10.25911/5c6e70d2759a9
Access Rights: Open Access


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