Domestic and Family Violence (Recognition of Domestic Violence Orders) Bill

This consultation is now closed.

The Northern Territory (NT) is committed to being part of a national scheme where domestic violence orders made in a participating state or territory will be automatically recognised and enforceable in the NT, without having to be registered here.

To be part of this scheme, the NT must change the Domestic and Family Violence Act through a new Bill.

The Bill is based on model laws approved by the Council of Australian Governments.

So far, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory have introduced or enacted legislation under this national scheme.

For more detailed information read the Domestic and Family Violence Act (Recognition of Domestic Violence Orders) (National Uniform Law) Amendment Bill 2016 PDF (328.4 KB).

You can also read the explanatory paper PDF (483.1 KB) on the changes to the Act.

The closing date for making comments is 5 August 2016.

Comments should be sent to:

Director, Policy Coordination
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
GPO Box 1722
Darwin NT 0801

Go to past consultations to see consultation that is now closed.

To read outcomes of consultations, go to reports and reviews.

Last updated: 12 April 2018

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