Every May, we are given the opportunity to raise community awareness and to support the message that domestic and family violence is unacceptable in our community. At BTLawyers, we are passionate about assisting our clients who are impacted by or experiencing domestic violence. If you are experiencing domestic violence, or [...]
By Georgia Dalton, BTLawyers Family Law Solicitor Last week, the Federal Government introduced the long overdue Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 into the House of Representatives, implementing a ban on perpetrators of domestic violence cross-examining their ex-partners. Specifically, the Bill proposes the following amendments [...]
By Vanessa Hernandez Domestic Violence Order Domestic Violence Orders (‘DVO’) are court orders designed to prevent future domestic or family violence occurring. The can also commonly be referred to as “Protection Orders” or “Restraining Orders”. A DVO tells the person committing an act of domestic violence (“the respondent”) what not [...]
Employers: there’s a 1 in 4 chance your female staff members are experiencing domestic violence at home.
By John Salter and Vanessa Hernandez Domestic Violence Awareness Month may be over, but the drive to improve responses to it in the workplace are just beginning. This week, a full bench of the Australian Work Commission is sitting in Melbourne to hear and determine a test case claim by [...]