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Excellent new legislation from the NSW Government regarding Domestic Violence.

Until now, most domestic violence has been dealt with under Common Assault and carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment. If the perpetrator of the abuse puts their hands around the throat of the victim it will fall under new legislation specifically targeting strangulation and will attract a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, thus making it a Serious Indictable Offence. This will be 

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Women fleeing severe cases of domestic violence will be able to secure indefinite apprehended violence orders against their partners under proposed new laws to be debated by NSW Parliament in coming weeks.