December 22, 2015  |  constituency question

Constituency Question – Niddrie Electorate

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) —
(Question 6653) My constituency question is to the Attorney‑General. Last
Wednesday, 2 December, together with the Special Minister of State and the
Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, who is at the table, I attended
the launch of the rollout of the new online family violence intervention order
applications system to commence at Melbourne’s busiest Magistrates courts. As
we learnt in the last sitting week, family violence affects all
communities — and the Niddrie electorate is not immune from it. On behalf
of my constituents I ask the Attorney‑General: what is the latest information
on the online family violence intervention orders system to assist victims of
family violence and how will this improve access to court protection and also
help the courts to prioritise high‑risk cases earlier?