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Domestic violence laws

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Josephine Garmesiter
33 Avocet Court

Total Signatures - 545

Sponsoring Member: Mark Ryan MP

Posting Date: 22/04/2015

Closing Date: 22/10/2015

Tabled Date: 27/10/2015

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 23/11/2015

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the deeply disturbing fact that the incidence and severity of domestic violence is increasing every day in our community and that urgent law reform is required.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to enact laws which:


1.    increases penalites for people who breach domestic violence orders;

2.    increases police powers to enforce domestic violence orders and respond to every and any breach - no matter the circumstances;

3.    increases support for victims of domestic violence through the "victims of crime support scheme".