Crimes (Domestic & Personal Violence) Act 2007. New legislation. Act came into force on Monday 10 March 2008 Stand-alone Act Replaces Part 15A Crimes Act 1900 Substantially the same provisions with some additions. Why a separate Act?.
the Court is to direct that the offence be recorded on the person’s criminal record as a domestic violence offence.
the Court MUST include as a protected person under the order, any child with whom the person over 18 years has a domestic relationship.