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DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT 2012 - SECT 24
Who can a domestic violence order protect
(1) As well as the aggrieved, the following persons can be protected by a
domestic violence order—
(a) a child of the aggrieved;
child who usually lives with the aggrieved;
(c) a relative of the aggrieved;
(d) an associate of the aggrieved.
"child who usually lives with the aggrieved" means a child who spends time at
the residence of the aggrieved on a regular or on-going basis.
"associate" of the aggrieved means either of the following persons if it is
reasonable to regard the person as an associate—
(a) a person whom the
aggrieved regards as an associate;
(b) a person who regards himself or
herself as an associate of the aggrieved.
Examples of persons who could be
associates of the aggrieved—
• a person who is the current spouse or
partner of the aggrieved
• a person who works at the same place as the
• a person who lives at the same place as the aggrieved
person who provides support or assistance to the aggrieved, including, for
example, a friend or neighbour
(4) A person mentioned in subsection (1) is
protected by being specifically named in the domestic violence order under
section 52 or 53 .
(5) The person may be specifically named in the
domestic violence order when it is made or at a later time if it is varied.
(6) The specifically named person is called a
"named person" .
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