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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]