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Court may make interim FVIO in criminal or bail proceeding – December 2019

Information about the new court powers to apply for an interim intervention order during a bail hearing or a criminal proceeding.

Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 12:00 am

From 10 December 2019, the cort may make an interim family violence protection order on its own motion if satisfied that the order is necessary to protect a family member. 

The court may do this in criminal proceedings or in an application or appeal relating to bail, including an application to revoke, vary bail conditions, extend bail or to apply for bail. 

See Family violence intervention orders—Interim orders—Interim orders on court's own motion.