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In Victoria, the meaning of family violence is clearly set out in the Family Violence Act 2008.

Family violence is when someone behaves abusively towards a family member. It is usually part of a pattern of behaviour that controls or dominates a person and causes them to feel fear for their own or others’ safety and wellbeing.

Violent and abusive behaviour includes physical and sexual violence,
and financial, emotional and psychological abuse. Slapping, hitting, rape, verbal threats, harassment, stalking, withholding money, and deliberately isolating someone from their friends and family are some examples of the types of behaviour that occur in family violence.

In Victoria, the meaning of family violence is clearly set out in the Family Violence Act 2008.

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Family violence is when someone behaves abusively towards a family member. It is usually part of a pattern of behaviour that controls or dominates a person and causes them to feel fear for their own or others’ safety and wellbeing.

Violent and abusive behaviour includes physical and sexual violence,
and financial, emotional and psychological abuse. Slapping, hitting, rape, verbal threats, harassment, stalking, withholding money, and deliberately isolating someone from their friends and family are some examples of the types of behaviour that occur in family violence.

In Victoria, the meaning of family violence is clearly set out in the Family Violence Act 2008.