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New laws target strangulation, family violence


Choking or suffocating an intimate partner is a critical form of family and domestic violence that becomes a specific criminal offence from 1 October 2020.

Legal Aid increases help to Western Australians


Legal Aid WA (LAWA) is urging West Australians, who may be affected by family violence, to know that they can still get help during the COVID-19 crisis.

New intimate image laws – public forum


The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime is undertaking a series of regional public forums to raise awareness around the new intimate image laws and to give parents and other community members the opportunity to ask questions of the Acting Commissioner on this and/or other victim related topics. Refer to public forum dates.

Family Violence Law Help


A new national website [ familyviolencelaw.gov.au ] for people wanting to understand Family and Domestic Violence has been released by Legal Aid.

Intimate Image Abuse Laws Passed


The Western Australian Parliament passed the Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill on the 19 February 2019. Read more about this law at justice.wa.gov.au/intimateimagelaws/

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