Domestic, family and sexual violence
About domestic, family and sexual violence
Domestic and family violence can take many forms. It can happen to anyone.
It is when a partner, ex-partner or family member hurts another family member.
It could be carried out by any of the following:
- your partner
- your ex-partner
- someone you have had an intimate personal relationship with
- a relative, including people who are relatives according to Aboriginal traditional or contemporary social practice
- someone you live with or have lived with
- a carer
- a guardian.
Domestic or family violence can include any of the following:
- physical harm
- violent behaviour
- threatening behaviour
- sexual abuse
- verbal abuse
- psychological or emotional abuse
- social abuse
- financial exploitation
- other type of abuse.
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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