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Do Survivors Feel Protected by Family Violence Legislation? Reflections on the Family Violence Act 2016 (ACT) from Those with Lived Experience

Easteal, Patricia; Bartels, Lorana; Dodd, Shannon; White, Jessica


Civil protection order legislation is the primary mechanism in each of Australia's eight jurisdictions' system-based response to domestic and family violence (DFV). There are many differences across the states' and territories' legislation, with each amended numerous times since their inception in the early 1980s. The latter is exemplified by the new Australian Capital Territory (ACT) legislative framework, the Family Violence Act 2016 (ACT) (the Act), which was introduced in 2017, following a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
DOI: 10.1177/08862605211035885


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