Domestic Violence and the Law

Changes to the Family Law Act were passed last December and came into effect last week.
They expand the definition of domestic violence so that it includes more than physical harm. Tactics of emotional abuse, financial dictatorship and social control are now under the spotlight of the law.

To find out more, Tim Brunero spoke to Gillian Cordell, Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service.

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Producer: Sue Reece

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