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Tuesday, 30 May 2000
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Ms O'Byrne asked the Minister for Health and Aged Care, upon notice, on 13 April 2000:

(1) Does the Minister administer legislation which relates to domestic violence.

(2) If so, what is the definition applied by the Minister's Department to the term domestic violence.

(3) Is the definition sourced from a policy document or statute.

(4) Is there discretionary flexibility available to be exercised by the Department when applying the definition to individual circumstances. If so, are there internal departmental manuals outlininig discretionary options.

Dr Wooldridge (Minister for Health and Aged Care) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No.

(2 - 4) Not Applicable.