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Magistrates, judges, victims and support officers nationwide can now refer to a free one-stop reference guide about domestic and family violence. Stage Two of the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book updates an initial body of work released in August 2016.

The resource is based on two years of research by the University of Queensland’s Professor Heather Douglas and provides a reference guide for legal practitioners, judicial officers, academics and other workers supporting people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Stage Two of the Bench Book includes a searchable database providing links to summaries of cases from across Australia and new sections on family law, protection orders, evidence and bail.

Access the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book online

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