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DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT 2012 - SECT 11

Meaning of emotional or psychological abuse

11 Meaning of emotional or psychological abuse


"Emotional or psychological abuse" means behaviour by a person towards another person that torments, intimidates, harasses or is offensive to the other person.

Examples—
• following a person when the person is out in public, including by vehicle or on foot
• remaining outside a person’s residence or place of work
• repeatedly contacting a person by telephone, SMS message, email or social networking site without the person’s consent
• repeated derogatory taunts, including racial taunts
• threatening to disclose a person’s sexual orientation to the person’s friends or family without the person’s consent
• threatening to withhold a person’s medication
• preventing a person from making or keeping connections with the person’s family, friends or culture, including cultural or spiritual ceremonies or practices, or preventing the person from expressing the person’s cultural identity



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