Public information sessions - Domestic and Family Violence Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill - Katherine


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Presenter:  Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, Northern Territory Government

Date: Feb 27, 2018

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact person:  Maria Delin
T: 8935 7404
E: Maria.Delin@nt.gov.au

Location:  Knotts Crossing Resort, 10 Cameron Street, Katherine, NT

The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice would like to invite you to an information session on the Domestic and Family Violence Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017.

The Bill and explanatory documents are available on the NT Legislation Website: https://legislation.nt.gov.au/en/LegislationPortal/Bills/~/link.aspx?_id=23EF6B7D407C4C21B075390623425367&_z=z.

The Bill was introduced to Parliament in the November 2017 Sittings of the Legislative Assembly and is currently before the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee, which is due to report to the Legislative Assembly on 13 March 2018.

The Bill proposes a new domestic and family violence information sharing regime. It designates certain government and prescribed non-government agencies to share information for the purposes of assessing whether there is a serious threat to a person because of domestic violence, responding to serious threats and making referrals to specialist domestic violence services. The proposals are based on the information sharing provisions of the NT Care and Protection of Children Act, as well as new legislation enacted in Victoria, in response to recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, and Queensland, in response to the Queensland Special Taskforce into Family Violence.

The Department will be holding information sessions in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs to explain the domestic violence information sharing regime proposed by the Bill and to seek stakeholder feedback.

Details for the sessions are as follows:

Alice Springs

Venue: First floor Alice Springs Law Court, Parsons Street, Alice Springs, NT
Date:
Thursday 22 February 2018
Time:
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Katherine

Venue: Knotts Crossing Resort, 10 Cameron Street, Katherine, NT 0850
Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Darwin     

Venue: Northern Australia Development and Trade, G/F, Development House, 76 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0801
Meeting Room: Territory Conference Room
Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
Time: 12.00pm to 2.00pm

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Maria Delin (Maria.Delin@nt.gov.au; 8935-7404) and advise of your location by Tuesday 20 February 2018.

For any general enquiries about the Domestic and Family Violence Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017, please contact Laura Berta, Policy Lawyer (Laura.Berta@nt.gov.au; 8935-7652).

We would appreciate it if you could extend this invitation to your colleagues and networks.