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Provide for self-executing interim family violence intervention orders


Who is leading the change

  • Department of Justice and Community Safety

The Victorian Government repeal the unproclaimed provisions of the Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2014 (Vic) providing for interim family violence intervention orders with an automatic finalisation condition (self-executing orders).

  • As part of our approach, the Department of Justice and Regulation developed legislative amendments to address Recommendations 22, 30(a), 57, 72, 75, 76, 78, 132, 138 and 150 for inclusion in the Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017.

    Stakeholders have been consulted, and feedback has been sought on the draft Bill to identify any outstanding technical or policy issues in the draft Bill.

    Stakeholders consulted during this process included representatives across government and non-government organisations within the specialist family violence, justice, children and families, and legal services sectors as well as various committees. For example, the Chief Magistrate’s Family Violence Taskforce, the Family Violence Steering Committee, the Judicial Advisory Group on Family Violence, the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council, and the LGBTI Justice Working Group.

  • The Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017 was introduced into Parliament on 7 March 2017 and passed on 10 May 2017.

    The amendments repealing the ‘self-executing’ interim order reform came into effect on 17 May 2017.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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