The Government of South Australia is proposing changes to the law to reduce domestic violence, strengthen protection for partners and families and ensure more offenders are brought to justice.
The proposed changes include:
- creating a new offence for strangulation
- increasing penalties for repeated breaches of intervention orders
- allowing video evidence recorded by police to be used in court
- expanding the definition of ‘aggravated’ domestic abuse to include more types of relationships.
Consultation closed on Friday 17 August 2018.
Feedback is being considered in the final preparation of the draft changes before they are introduced to Parliament.