Improving options for victims of domestic violence who are renting in NSW

by Esther Lozano - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

ECCNSW has joined 87 organisations urging the NSW Government to expand the evidence victims of domestic violence will be able to rely on to end their tenancy immediately without penalty.

 
The Government has announced it will enable victims of domestic violence to end their tenancy immediately without liability if they have a provisional, interim or final apprehended violence order (AVO) or a family law injunction.
 
But many victims of DV don’t report to police and time and money are significant barriers to victims of DV obtaining a family law injunction.
 
Victims of DV often report to doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, domestic violence service workers, community access workers, homelessness workers, child protection workers and disability advocates. Evidence of domestic violence should also include a statutory declaration from one of these professionals.
 
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