The Magistrate’s Court of Victoria has issued a Practice Note to all magistrates in line with Recommendation 118 of the Royal Commission’s report.
Magistrates hearing family violence intervention order applications are encouraged to inquire as early as possible as to whether the applicant and respondent are in shared rental accommodation. If so, they should ensure the affected family member knows they can apply for a new tenancy agreement and receives information on how to do so.
For more information call a VCAT Family Violence Support Worker on 9628 9856. (Source: WIFVS eNews, 27 July 2017)