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Explanatory Statement Domestic and Family Violence Amendment Bill 2010 (Serial 128)



Explanatory Statement Domestic and Family Violence Amendment Bill 2010 (Serial 128)

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Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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3 the way a DVO may be given is highlighted by reference to section 119 through notes in relevant sections throughout the Act regarding notice. NOTES ON CLAUSES Clause 1. Short title. This is a formal clause which provides for the citation of the Bill. The Bill when passed may be cited as the Domestic and Family Violence Amendment Act 2010. Clause 2. Act amended This clause states that the Act amends the Domestic and Family Violence Act. Clause 3. Commencement This clause provides that the Act commences on the day fixed by the Administrator as notified in the Gazette. Clause 4. Amendment of section 4 (Definitions) Clause 4 repeals definitions of domestic violence order or DVO and proceeding and replaces these definitions with new definitions to ensure clarity of the definitions.o Domestic violence order is replaced with a new definition that includes a police DVO as varied under Part 2.8 Division 2. DVO is defined as an acronym for domestic violence order. Proceeding is replaced with a new definition that clarifies that a proceeding for a confirmation of a DVO is not made on application unlike proceedings for the hearing of an application for a DVO or for the variation or revocation of a DVO. Clause 4 also inserts a new definition of interim variation order as defined in section 52A.

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