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An Australian-first scheme giving people access to the domestic violence history of their former and current partners is giving hope that people could be saved from lives of abuse.

Four pilot districts have been chosen to have the scheme rolled out in, including Sutherland, St George in Sydney’s south and the regional areas of Oxley and Shoalhaven.

People within these areas will be able to walk into a police station and request information about their partner’s convictions and breaches of domestic violence orders.

Family and friends can also make an application for the information as a concerned third party, but the resulting information will only be given directly to the person who may be at risk.

The NSW government says the scheme will empower victims to make a decision that could ultimately save their lives.

 

For further assistance with domestic violence, please contact the National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call 0-0-0.

  • This is a simple and good idea.

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  • What a great idea! Hopefully it’s not abused. And hopefully someone finds out what a man is like before their sister, friend, mum etc is trapped in an abusive relationship

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  • I know a guy who had an order slapped on him when he defended himself when his ex. tried to knee him “you know where”. It was her favourite stunt. After the 2nd time he decided he was going to defend himself. She moved house and moved to less than 1km away on a main road that she knew he used to go to work. Every time he went passed if she saw him she called the Police. Would you detour a long distance if you had always used that road to get to work?? He knows that she sometimes went past his place to go to work yet it was closer for her to go the other way and she also went past when she went to the Dr. and there was a straighter route to get there too.

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  • I thinks it’s a great idea!

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  • What am amazing scheme, let’s hope it works, if it saves one life or family from going through this horror it has to be a positive.

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  • Like it

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