Government announces extra support to Domestic Violence services during the COVID-19 crisis

On 29 March 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the government would be contributing $150 million to support domestic violence services like 1800 Respect and Mensline. The PM noted that with the stress and isolation that comes with the COVID-19 virus, the threat of domestic and family violence can become much greater. In his … Read more

Changing Final Parenting Orders

So you have Final Parenting Orders Final Parenting Orders can come about in one of two ways: either the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court have made Orders in relation to parenting either after a hearing or trial; or both parties have come to a mutual agreement and turned that agreement into Orders (Consent … Read more

Revenge Porn

On 21 February 2019 the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) became law. The Act amended the definition section of the Criminal Code (“the Code”), and added a new section 223. Together, the amendments criminalise the distribution – or the threat of distribution – of an intimate image or … Read more