Monday, 11 March 2019

Family Violence Law Help Website Launched

Media release

Australians affected by domestic and family violence now have access to a new national website offering comprehensive and trusted legal information, to inform them about their legal rights, and where to get help.

The Family Violence Law Help website funded by the Morrison Government as part of the Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22.

Attorney-General Christian Porter said the website, developed by Legal Aid NSW on behalf of National Legal Aid, emphasises the importance of seeking early legal advice and will empower people through access to critical information.

“This is an important resource for those impacted by family violence and are unsure about their legal rights and how to start when navigating their way through the legal system.

“Legal proceedings can be stressful and intimidating enough for most people as it is, and that stress can be compounded when you are also fearful for your personal safety.

“The Family Violence Law Help website provides the critical legal information that vulnerable Australians need to move forward in the right direction”.

The website provides information about family violence and how it affects children and parenting. It covers how family violence is addressed under Australian law, how to safely access legal help, and information about online safety.

Combating violence against women and children remains one of the Australian Government’s top priorities, as part of its plan to keep Australians safe.

One in six women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15.

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