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Major changes to simplify legal process for domestic violence victims – but will it work?

Karalee Katsambanis

HHG Legal managing director Simon Creek explains the advantages and possible pitfalls of new family violence legislations soon to come into affect in WA.

In this week’s State Budget, $4.7 million has been allocated over four years to the Department of Justice and $2.6 million to Legal Aid to divert contested family violence restraining order matters from court into a shuttle ‘special conference’, similar to the mediation process.

The idea is to streamline and simplify the restraining order system.

 

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Karalee Katsambanis
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