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Supporting women to overcome barriers and create sustainable futures

Family Violence

Definition (Family Violence Protection Act 2008):

a) behaviour by a person towards a family member of that person if that behaviour –

is physically or sexually abusive; or

is emotionally or psychologically abusive; or

is economically abusive; or

is threatening; or

is coercive; or

in any other way controls or dominates the family member and causes that family member to feel fear for the safety or wellbeing of that family member or another person; or


b) behaviour by a person that causes a child to hear or witness, or otherwise be exposed to the effects of, behaviour referred to in paragraph (a).

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