Domestic Violence

Economic abuse as a form of Domestic Violence

When people separate, one party is often subject to economic abuse by their former partner. In Queensland, if two people are in a relevant relationship, ‘domestic violence’ includes economic abuse.  The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) defines economic abuse as behaviour that is coercive, deceptive or unreasonably controls another without their consent …

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What is emotional or psychological abuse?

The definition of ‘domestic violence’ in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) includes, among other behaviours, emotional or psychological abuse. That abuse finds further definition as behaviour by a person towards another person that torments, intimidates, harasses or is offensive to them.   The legislation goes on to provide examples of behaviour …

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What is the difference between a Domestic Violence Order (DVO), Protection Order, Temporary Protection Order (TPO), Restraining Order or Apprehended Violence Order?

The terms ‘Domestic Violence Order’ (DVO), ‘Protection Order’ and ‘Restraining Order’ are often used interchangeably to refer to the types of Court Orders that protect protect people from family violence.   Domestic Violence Order (DVO) A Domestic Violence Order (DVO) is a general description of two types of Orders made under the Domestic and Family …

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