Simon Corbell brings the sad news that Canberra is so infested by gutless thugs we need a dedicated Family Violence Court just to clean up the detritus.
“The Family Violence Court will be a specialised criminal court dealing with domestic violence offences, operating under the umbrella of the ACT Magistrates Court,” said Mr Corbell.
“A Family Violence Court is the next important step in the ACT’s response to family violence, and builds on the already strong focus that the ACT Government and ACT courts place on the issue of domestic and family violence.
“The family violence list has operated successfully since 2000 but has done so without a legislative basis.The proposed changes will cement the family violence court in its rightful place in the ACT legal system.”
Mr Corbell said that the legislation will be introduced into the Legislative Assembly in December, and will include a purpose clause that will recognise the complex nature of domestic violence and the need to protect victims.