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2. Family law matters

2.7. Allegations of domestic violence

2.7 Allegations of domestic violence

If there are allegations of domestic violence in relation to an applicant or a child, and the legal aid applicant wants to apply to the court for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order, in deciding whether to grant aid, and the nature and extent of any such aid, Legal Aid NSW should consider the policies used for determining grants of aid for domestic violence matters.


This guideline is not intended to pick up matters that are properly classed as State matters. The intention is to ensure that domestic violence matters under Commonwealth laws are treated consistently with domestic violence matters under state laws.

Date Last Published: 01/09/2010