(The Standard, 19 March 2015)
On-the-spot incarceration for family violence offenders who do not stick to court orders and a "one judge, one family" scheme are among a range of recommendations in a major legal report launched by Australian of the Year Rosie Batty on Thursday.
The community's focus needs to shift from victims to perpetrators to interrupt the cycle of violence, finds the report from RMIT's Centre for Innovative Justice, which is headed by former Victorian attorney-general Rob Hulls.
"These recommendations are about removing the burden from victims of family violence and placing it squarely on the system," Ms Batty said at the launch on Thursday morning.
"They point to opportunities ... to guarantee the justice system interacts more effectively with perpetrators of family violence and ensure they don't slip off the radar."