Protecting Australia's children: A cross-jurisdictional review of domestic violence protection order legislation

Jeffries, Samantha, Field, Rachael M., & Bond, Christine (2015) Protecting Australia's children: A cross-jurisdictional review of domestic violence protection order legislation. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22(6), pp. 800-813.

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Increasingly, domestic violence is being treated as a child protection issue, and children affected by domestic violence are recognised as experiencing a form of child abuse. Domestic violence protection order legislation – as a key legal response to domestic violence – may offer an important legal option for the protection of children affected by domestic violence. In this article, we consider the research that establishes domestic violence as a form of child abuse, and review the provisions of State and Territory domestic violence protection order legislation to assess whether they demonstrate an adequate focus on the protection of children.

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ID Code: 82902
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: child abuse, child protection, domestic violence, children affected by domestic violence, protection order
DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2015.1015204
ISSN: 1934-1687
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published
and is available in Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23 March 2015,
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2015 01:57
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 04:09

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