Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015 - consultation 

This consultation is closed.

The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice is seeking your comments and suggestions on the Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015.

The Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015 was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory on 3 December 2015.

The main purpose of the Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015 is to allow for the enactment of a standalone Act dealing specifically with personal violence restraining orders. Currently, provisions with respect to personal violence restraining order are contained in Part IVA of the Justices Act.

The Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015 repeals Part IVA of the Justices Act and replicates Part IVA as a standalone Act. The Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill currently makes no changes to the policy with respect to personal violence restraining orders provisions.

This issues paper is intended to provide a background to personal violence restraining orders and an outline of the Bill. Additionally, the paper outlines a number of policy issues for consideration with respect to personal violence restraining orders.

You are invited to provide comments on both the Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015 and any relevant policy issues concerning personal violence restraining orders to the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice.

Download the issues papers : WORD (86.9 kb)  PDF (196.4 kb)

To visit the Register of Legislation to view a copy of the Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015, click here.

The closing date for submissions 30 January 2016.

Submissions should be sent to:

Director Legal Policy
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
GPO Box 1722
DARWIN NT 0801

Or by email to Policy.AGD@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 22 April 2016