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National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book updated

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The Bench Book is an Australian Government initiative, developed by the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration in partnership with the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.

Launched in June 2017, the Bench Book is an online educational resource for judicial officers in all Australian jurisdictions, designed to improve understanding of family violence. The Bench Book is also a useful and comprehensive resource for other legal practitioners and professionals, with information relevant to criminal, family violence protection and family law practice areas.

Today’s update means that the Bench Book now reflects the latest academic literature, legislation, legal processes and case law relating to domestic and family violence.

The Bench Book can be accessed at