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Domestic/Restraining orders

State-based restraining laws

in Criminal Law by Slater and Gordon on

In NSW under the Crimes (Domestic & Personal Violence) Act 2007, an Apprehended Domestic Order can be issued to stop harassment and inappropriate behaviour, and if severe enough, can also result in a criminal charge.

In Victoria under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 a personal safety intervention order helps to protect you from someone, other than a family member, who makes you fear for your safety.  An Intervention Order can also be obtained under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 to protect you from someone who is not a family member but with whom you have had an intimate personal relationship.

In Queensland under the Criminal Code the Court can impose a restraining order as a result of conduct which causes the victim mental, psychological, emotional harm or fear of physical harm.

In Western Australia under the Restraining Orders Act 1997 a Misconduct Restraining Order or a Violence restraining Order can be issued to prevent intimidating or offensive behaviour.

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