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Reports of family and domestic violence are increasing in Western Australia in recent years. The Western Police Force Crime Statistics show that over a 5-year average, family related offences (assault and threatening behaviour) are up 34.9%, which is an alarming figure, noting that many victims of domestic violence do not

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Channel 9’s reality television show “Married at First Sight” has been an Aussie television staple for a few years now. The show features strangers getting paired together by experts in an unofficial marriage. The strangers then spend the majority of the rest of the series drinking, gossiping and having verbal

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The Western Australian Parliament has introduced a new type of violence restraining order in Western Australia, being a Family Violence Restraining Order (“FVRO”).  The Family Violence Restraining Order was introduced in Western Australia on 1 July 2017.  A Family Violence Restraining Order is governed under the Restraining Orders Act 1997

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Ben Cousins was a national hero.  Cousins was a West Coast star footballer and placed his name in the history books when his team won the 2006 premiership.  Nominated as the AFL Rising Star in 1996, Cousins was in his prime, captaining the Eagles and a six – time All

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It seems that some of the courts are handing out violence restraining orders (“VRO”) in the Perth and suburban courts like candy. But is this really the case? Types of Violence Restraining Orders There are two types of Violence Restraining Orders: Violence Restraining Orders against a person who is in

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