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    White Ribbon Day: a look into domestic violence

    By Andrea Harrold on Oct 29, 2019 2:18:30 PM

    The 22nd of November 2019 is Australia’s White Ribbon Day. A day where Australia acknowledges the domestic violence and abuse that is perpetrated throughout our community and commits to change our community’s domestic violence prevalence.

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    What is an AVO?

    By Karla Elias on Feb 26, 2019 5:55:00 PM

    If you fear violence or harassment from your spouse, partner or a work colleague, you should take steps to protect yourself by applying for an Apprehended Violence Order. It is a method of obtaining protection if you are fearful of future violence, including physical or sexual abuse, or threats to your safety, including harassment, intimidation or stalking.

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    Family Violence and Family Law

    By Karla Elias on Aug 29, 2018 4:00:00 PM

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    No Final Apprehended Violence Order made against our client

    By Frank Legal on Dec 18, 2017 1:23:29 PM

    Our client was issued with an AVO after his wife alleged that he said “I’m going to get a gun.” He had gone to bed, so did not realise how upset his wife was and could not clear up the misheard statement. He woke up to the Police ordering him to get out of bed, very confused, and issued him an Apprehended Violence Order.

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    Why do I need a lawyer if I’m pleading guilty?

    By Frank Legal on Dec 18, 2017 1:22:53 PM

    You probably imagine a criminal defense lawyer to be standing in court cross-examining a witness to prove their client’s innocence. What about if you have admitted that you committed the offence? What if there is very clear evidence against you? If you are entering a plea of guilty, where does a lawyer fit into the picture?

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