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Five-year legislative review

Find the latest news and information about the five-year legislative review for Quarter 3 2021-22.

What is the five-year legislative review?

The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 requires a review year independent review of the MARAM legislation, as well as the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and Central Information Point. The Review will consider the extent to which the FVPA 2008 and associated MARAM Framework provisions are achieving their objectives.

The Review will report on the following issues:

  • The legislative provisions for the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework as well as:
    • assess the extent to which the legislation is achieving the objective of providing a framework for achieving consistency in family violence risk assessment and management; and
    • recommend changes required, if any, to improve the effectiveness of the legislation in achieving that objective.
  • The legislative provisions for FVISS and CIP. The review will also include consideration of any adverse effects and include recommendations.

What has been achieved so far?

The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor’s (FVRIM) office has been appointed to conduct the Review of MARAM, FVISS and CIP.

What is happening now?

The FVRIM’s office will communicate further detail on the review process and timelines in due course.

What is planned next?

The Review will include consultations with victim survivors of family violence, including across a range of diverse communities if possible, and all sectors impacted by these reforms, including justice, education, health, human services, sexual assault and family violence workforces. The Review will be undertaken between May 2022 and May 2023.