Abbreviations Names in full

2004 Family Law Council advice

Family Law Council, Review of Division 11—Family Violence (2004)

2009 Family Law Council advice

Family Law Council, Improving Responses to Family Violence in the Family Law System: An Advice on the Intersection of Family Violence and Family Law Issues (2009)

Abduction Convention

Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACSSA

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ADR

Alternative dispute resolution

ADVIP

Armadale Domestic Violence Intervention Project (WA)

ADVOs

Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (NSW)

AFP

Australian Federal Police

AFVPLS

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Victoria

AGD

Attorney-General’s Department

AGS

Australian Government Solicitor

AIC

Australian Institute of Criminology

AIFS

Australian Institute of Family Studies

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ALRC

Australian Law Reform Commission

ALRC Report 30

Australian Law Reform Commission, Domestic Violence (1986)

ALRC Report 69

Australian Law Reform Commission, Equality Before the Law: Justice for Women (Part 1) (1994)

ALRC Report 84

Australian Law Reform Commission and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Seen and Heard: Priority for Children in the Legal Process (1997)

ALRC Report 102

Australian Law Reform Commission, New South Wales Law Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission, Uniform Evidence Law (2005)

ALRC Report 103

Australian Law Reform Commission, Same Crime, Same Time: Sentencing of Federal Offenders (2006)

ALRC Report 108

Australian Law Reform Commission, For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (2008)

APVOs

Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (NSW)

Best Practice Principles

Family Court of Australia, Best Practice Principles for use in Parenting Disputes when Family Violence or Abuse is Alleged

CAIT

ChildFirst Assessment and Interview Team (WA)

CALD

Culturally and linguistically diverse

CARS

Crisis Advocacy Response Services (Vic)

CASA

Centres Against Sexual Assault

CAT

Child Abuse Taskforce (NT)

CCTV

Closed circuit television

CDPP

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

CEDAW

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Child FIRST

Child and Family Information Referral Support Teams (Vic)

Chisholm Review

R Chisholm, Family Courts Violence Review (2009)

CLC

Community Legal Centre

Commissions

ALRC and NSWLRC

CRIS

Client Relationship Information System (Vic)

CROC

Convention on the Rights of the Child

CWU

Child Wellbeing Unit (NSW)

DART

Domestic Assault Response Team (NSW)

DCP

Department of Child Protection (WA)

DoCS

Department of Community Services

DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions

Duluth Model

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Duluth Model on Public Intervention

DVCS

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (ACT)

DVICM

Domestic Violence Intervention Court Model (NSW)

DVLO

Domestic Violence Liaison Officer

DVO

Domestic violence order

DVPC

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast (Qld)

DVSS

Domestic Violence Solicitor Scheme (NSW)

ECAV

Education Centre Against Violence (NSW)

FaHCSIA

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Family Court

Family Court of Australia

Family Law Act

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

FDR

Family dispute resolution

FDR Regulations

Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations (2008)

FMC

Federal Magistrates Court

Form 4

Family Court of Australia, Form 4—Notice of Child Abuse or Family Violence

FRCs

Family Relationship Centres (Cth)

FRSA

Family Relationship Services Australia

FSF

Family Safety Framework (SA)

FVCD

Family Violence Court Division (Vic)

FVIP

Family Violence Intervention Program (ACT)

FVSC

Family Violence Self Change Program (ACT)

GCDVIR

Gold Coast Domestic Violence Integrated Response (Qld)

GLBTI

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex

Hague Convention

Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

HREOC

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

ICC

Integrated Case Coordination (Tas)

ICCPR

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

IDVAs

Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (UK)

IDVCs

Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (New York, USA)

IPPs

Information Privacy Principles

IVAWS

International Violence Against Women Survey

JIRT

Joint Investigative Response Team, NSW Police

Kearney McKenzie Report

Kearney McKenzie & Associates, Review of Division 11 (1998)

Law Council

Law Council of Australia

Magistrates Court of Western Australia

Magistrates Court of Western Australia constituted by a Family Law Magistrate of Western Australia

MARACs

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (UK)

MCCOC

Model Criminal Code Officers Committee

MCLOC

Model Criminal Law Officers Committee

MDCs

Multidisciplinary Centres (Vic)

Moloney study

L Moloney and others, Allegations of Family Violence and Child Abuse in Family Law Children’s Proceedings: A Pre-reform Exploratory Study, (2007) Australian Institute of Family Studies.

MOUs

Memorandums of understanding

MRG

Mandatory Reporters Guidance

NAAJA

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

NASASV

National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence

National Council

National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

NESB

Non-English speaking backgrounds

NPPs

National Privacy Principles

NSW

New South Wales

NSWLRC

New South Wales Law Reform Commission

NT

Northern Territory

NTER

Northern Territory Emergency Response

NTLAC

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

NZLC

New Zealand Law Commission

OCSC

Office of the Child Safety Commissioner (Vic)

ODPP

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

OPP

Office of Public Prosecutions (Vic)

Pyke Review

M Pyke, South Australian Domestic Violence Laws: Discussion and Options for Reform (2007)

QC

Queen’s Counsel

QLRC

Queensland Law Reform Commission

RLREP

Rape Law Reform Evaluation Project

SA

South Australia

SACAT

Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (ACT)

SACP Pilot

Sexual Assault Communications Pro Bono Referral Pilot Project

SCAG

Standing Committee of Attorneys-General

SCAN

Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (Qld)

Screening and Assessment Framework

Australian Catholic University and Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, Framework for Screening, Assessment and Referrals in Family Relationship Centres and the Family Relationship Advice Line (2008)

SDVCs

Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (UK)

SOCA

Sexual Offences and Child Abuse units (Vic)

SOCIT

Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (Vic)

SOCs

Sexual Offences Courts (South Africa)

SOL

Sexual Offence List (Vic)

Time for Action

National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, Time for Action: The National Council’s Plan for Australia to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, 2009–2021 (2009).

TLRI

Tasmania Law Reform Institute

UDHR

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Uniform Evidence Acts

Legislation based on the Model Uniform Evidence Bill, Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) and Evidence Act 1995 (NSW)

US

United States

VALS

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Ltd

VATE

video or audio taping of evidence

VCAT

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal 

VLRC

Victorian Law Reform Commission

VOCAT

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (Vic)

VPCU

Violence Prevention Coordination Unit (NSW)

VSRT

Victim Safety Response Team (Tas)

WA

Western Australia

WDVCAS

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (NSW)

WLS NSW

Women’s Legal Services NSW

Wood Inquiry

J Wood, Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW (2008)