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Monday, 29 May 2000
Page: 16518


Ms O'Byrne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 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 outlining discretionary options.


Mr Truss (Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No

(2) N/A

(3) N/A

(4) N/A