Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: State of knowledge paper

Annabel Taylor, Nada Ibrahim, Shellee Wakefield, Katrina Finn

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Abstract

Under Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety’s (ANROWS) Research Program 2014-2016, the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR) was commissioned to investigate the enforcement of protection orders in Australia including information sharing and cross-border enforcement issues. The National Research Agenda recognised that a multijurisdictional comparison of legal and justice system responses across Australia is required to identify how the law can work to promote the safety of women and their children. “Improving legal and justice responses to violence against women” was therefore identified as a research priority (4.1) in the ANROWS Research Priorities released in May 2014. Following wide consultation with national stakeholders and the relevant ANROWS advisory group, three areas of interest were identified and these underpin the purpose of this research:
• enforcement of protection orders;
• information sharing specific to protection orders; and
• cross-border issues of enforcement of protection orders.

This state of knowledge paper informs the empirical research to be undertaken to investigate the perspectives of key stakeholders of domestic violence protection order enforcement in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherAustralia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
Number of pages60
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-925372-30-4
ISBN (Print) 978-1-925372-31-1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLandscapes
PublisherANROWS: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety
No.16/2015
ISSN (Print)2204-9657
ISSN (Electronic)2204-9665

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