Immigrant Women and Family Violence: Will the New Exceptions Help or Hinder Victims?
Alternative Law Journal 39(3), 167-171, 2014
6 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2014
Date Written: 2014
Migrant women may be at greater risk of experiencing family violence. Yet, they may also encounter particular difficulties in leaving the violent home, This paper identifies one particular difficulty: the process and evidentiary issues that some migrant women have experienced in using the Family Violence Exception provision (Migration Regulations 1994 Cth). This legislation has been amended a number of times to better meet the needs of victims of family violence seeking to escape the violent home and obtain a permanent visa. The most recent amendments took place in 2012. We examine changes to the evidentiary grounds and process and ponder the possibility of potential ongoing problems.
Keywords: Family violence, Migration law, family violence exception, immigrant women and family violence, culturally and linguistically diverse women and family violence.
JEL Classification: K19, K40
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