Domestic violence orders have conditions that are intended to protect the person seeking protection (known as the “aggrieved”). The person the order has been made against is known as the “respondent.”
If you are the respondent, it is crucial that you obey all of the conditions stipulated in the domestic violence order. Any failure to comply with the conditions constitute a criminal offence.
A domestic violence order will have a standard condition included in it, namely “to be of good behaviour and not commit domestic violence against the aggrieved or any other person named on the order.” However, the court can add other conditions to the order.
There is more information regarding the conditions included in domestic violence orders in this video from Queensland Courts (see below). Please watch it and share it with anyone you think could benefit from this important information. (This is the final video in our series of six. Check our other posts for more insight into these processes).
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Queensland Courts have published a series of videos explaining the court process for making domestic violence orders. If you are applying or responding to a domestic violence order, there is information on their website for you. Domestic Violence Orders are part of a strategy to protect the safety of all members of our community and to stop the violence. If you would like additional information please visit: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/magistrates-court/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-videos