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DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT 2012 - SECT 24

Who can a domestic violence order protect

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;
(b) a child who usually lives with the aggrieved;
(c) a relative of the aggrieved;
(d) an associate of the aggrieved.
(2) A
"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.
(3) An
"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 aggrieved
• a person who lives at the same place as the aggrieved
• a 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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