Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence: Stay of proceedings for abuse of process

Does the Magistrates Court have the power to grant a permanent stay of proceedings due to an abuse of process? In a recent appeal to a decision made by the Southport Magistrates Court, the District Court of Queensland discussed whether Magistrates Courts have the power to stay applications made under the Domestic and Family Violence …

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Free Uber rides for people experiencing domestic and family violence

As a result of people needing to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported domestic violence situations. It is a very scary and stressful time for many people who cannot readily escape their situation due to limited finances or no access to a …

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COVID-19 – Implications for Victims of Domestic Violence

COVID-19 – Implications for Victims of Domestic Violence

Amidst the sea of government-issued rules and restrictions our country is facing today in a concerted effort to stem the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, there is another silent and significant danger faced by many Australians as a direct result of these rules. Domestic and family violence. What are the current restrictions? We are …

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What is domestic violence, and what can I do if I am experiencing it?

‘Domestic violence’ is a term we hear frequently and one that we may quickly associate with the violent crimes we sadly see all too frequently on the news, where women have been murdered by their partners or ex-boyfriends. Those are indeed the most serious cases of domestic violence however, the definition ‘domestic violence’ provides for …

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Domestic Violence – Why does my partner abuse me?

Domestic violence is a conscious choice with absolutely no excuses. Sounds easy to understand but what happens if a person is justifying their violent actions? DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane have uncovered some confronting statistics. Half of women have experienced violence at the hands of their partner in a relationship as well as a quarter …

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