Chapter 10 considers two key issues related to improving the information available to courts dealing with family violence. First, the chapter examines the use of evidence and other information across family violence and family law matters, including ways in which protection orders granted under state and territory family violence legislation, and evidence given in protection order proceedings can be used in concurrent or pending family law proceedings.

Secondly, the chapter considers ways to improve information sharing between courts, practitioners, relevant government agencies and other people and institutions involved in the family violence and family law systems, while protecting the privacy and safety of people involved in family violence litigation.