Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has welcomed the news that Domestic Violence Orders (DVO) will automatically recognized and enforceable nationwide.
The changes will go into effect for all orders submitted after the announcement - which was made on Saturday to coincide with White Ribbon Day.
Before this change, DVO’s issued in Victoria were only enforceable in Victoria; with DVOs now enforceable across all States and Territories.
Individuals protected by an existing domestic violence order can apply to any local court in Australia to have it recognized under the new scheme.
For more information on the new scheme, click the link below.