CQUni supports new DV system to help women flee abuse
A LEADING CQUniversity domestic violence professor believes a new system will support women fleeing abusive partners.
Associate Professor Annabel Taylor said initial feedback from DV services across four states is that many women choose not to register an order in their new state because the court will notify the abuser about the new order.
She said the new system is supposed to be supported by cross-border information-sharing mechanisms developed by CrimTrac.
"It is to be hoped that following the introduction of a national protection order scheme, interstate issues will be improved for women ... but there are more issues to this than meet the eye," she said.
"We have reviewed all the jurisdictions in Australia to compare their enforcement legal provisions with a focus on cross-border issues, drawing on experience of police, magistrates, DV advocates and lawyers.
"We are also interested in talking to any women who have experienced cross-border DV situations. For some it will be many years since their experience and they may be keen to share their views."