On 27 November 2019, the Family Violence Legislation Reform Bill 2019 was introduced to the WA Parliament.
The Bill proposes amendments to 9 separate pieces of legislation including the Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA).
In a Media Statement issued on 27 November 2019, the WA Attorney General, The Hon. John Quigley MLA said:
“Domestic and family violence victims make up 61% of assault victims in WA and at least 30% of all matters in the Magistrates Courts involve family violence. Nationwide, a woman dies as a direct result of family violence every 9 days…. This comprehensive Bill will ensure WA is at the forefront of the fight against family violence in Australia”.
You can monitor the progress of the Bill on the WA Parliament website:
William Sloan Director