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Reforming domestic violence legislation in NSW

In response to two reports into domestic violence (see below), legislation has been introduced into the NSW Parliament to improve the handling of domestic violence in NSW:

The two reports that this legislation is in response to are:

The NSW Domestic Violence Justice Strategy identified six justice outcomes:

  • victims' safety is secured immediately and the risk of further violence is reduced
  • victims have confidence in the justice system and are empowered to participate
  • victims have the support they need
  • the court process for domestic violence matters is efficient, fair and accessible
  • abusive behaviour is stopped and perpetrators are held to account
  • perpetrators change their behaviour and re-offending is reduced or eliminated

More information about domestic and family violence on our research guides: