Women with Disabilities

WWDA Submission to Family Violence Consultation

In July 2009, the Federal Attorney-General (Hon Robert McClelland) asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to conduct an Inquiry together with the New South Wales Law Reform Commission (NSWLRC) into particular questions in relation to family violence, including โ€˜what, if any, improvements could be made to relevant legal frameworks to protect the safety of women and their childrenโ€™. In late April 2010, the ALRC and the NSWLRC released a 1022 page Consultation Paper for the Inquiry.The Paper posed a range of questions, as well as options and proposals for reform. Due to the short timeframe for responses, WWDA has elected to focus its response to the Consultation Paper on issues canvassed in Section 4 (Family Violence: A Common Interpretive Framework?) and Section 19 (Integrated Responses and Best Practice), covering such themes as definitions, guiding principles, protected persons, training and education, and data collection.

The Consultation Paper: Family Violence โ€“ Improving Legal Frameworks, is available on the ALRC website at: http://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiries/current/family-violence/publications.html

Please download Submission to the Australian Government Consultation Paper: Family Violence โ€“ Improving Legal Frameworks June 2010 at: http://www.dpiap.org/resources/pdf/WWDA_Sub_FVL_10_07_01.pdf

Source and Email from: Carolyn Frohmader, Executive Director, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

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When: 7/2/2014

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