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The definition of family violence has changed

The definition of 'family violence' under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) has broadened.

The definition of 'family violence' under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) has broadened. It includes threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour towards a family member or behaviour that causes the family member to be fearful. This could include economic abuse, emotional manipulation or violence (or threats of violence) towards a family pet.

See How is family violence defined?