Victims of domestic and family violence will be given greater certainty through the court process thanks to changes introduced by the LNP in Parliament yesterday.
The State Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan MP, said the LNP’s amendment to domestic and family violence legislation delivered greater accountability and certainty for victims around protection orders.
“Our amendment will deliver confidence in the court process for victims of domestic and family violence, by ensuring they are afforded a greater understanding of decisions made by the courts,” Dr Rowan said.
“The LNP’s amendment ensures our courts explain their reasons when they decide to make a protection order that is less than five years.
“This change is in line with existing requirements on our courts when considering ‘ouster’ conditions as part of a protection order.
“The LNP’s amendment forms part of a broad suite of changes to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill which was debated and passed in Parliament last night.”
Dr Rowan said, many of the reforms in the final Bill originated from recommendations handed down by the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, established by the previous LNP Government.
[ENDS] 12 October 2016 Contact: Office of Dr Christian Rowan MP Phone: 3737 4110