About the event

The Labor Government has announced the most comprehensive family violence law reform package ever seen in Western Australia.  The Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing reports that one in six women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or previous partner, which is 1.6 million women across Australia.  The proposed reforms, to be introduced into Parliament, amend nine separate pieces of legislation across six separate Ministerial portfolios and demonstrate a cross-government commitment to tackling family and domestic violence.

The reform package includes:

  • two new offences under the Criminal Code, namely non-fatal strangulation and persistent family violence;
  • new aggravated penalties for offences which commonly occur in circumstances of family violence;
  • introduction of serial family violence offender declarations;
  • expanded access to electronic monitoring for offenders;
  • introduction of jury directions to counter stereotypes, myths and misconceptions about family and domestic violence;
  • making it easier for evidence of family and domestic violence to be introduced in criminal trials;
  • requirement for police to record every family violence incident; and
  • a range of amendments to the Restraining Orders Act 1997 and Bail Act 1982 to enhance victim safety and make it easier for victims to obtain protection from violence.

Join us to hear the Commissioner for Victims of Crime speak on these reforms.

Level: General

Author Profiles

Chair: Michael Hovane

Senior Lawyer, Manager Domestic Violence Legal Unit, Legal Aid WA

Author Profiles

Chair: Michael Hovane

Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Kati Kraszlan

Department of Justice Western Australia

Author Profiles

Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Kati Kraszlan

Kati Kraszlan is currently the Acting Commissioner for Victims in Western Australia. She commenced in the position in October 2017. The Commissioner advocates to Government for ongoing improvement in victim of crime legislation, policies and services in Western Australia. Prior to this position Kati has had an extensive career in the Justice and Community sectors working across various research and policy positions. She has worked in the office of Inspector of Custodial Services and was also responsible for developing the award winning West Kimberley Regional Prison, the first purpose built prison for Aboriginal People in Australia. Kati returned to the public sector in 2016 after being employed by BHP Billiton in the area of Community Development.

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Date & Time:
Thursday, 3 September 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

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Thu, 3 September 2020 1.00pm - 2.00pm

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