What is family and domestic violence?

Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) is prevalent in our communities with 1 in 6 women over the age of 15 and 1 in 16 men over the age of 15[1]experiencing it.

There is a variety of definitions of family and domestic violence in each state and territory that includes or exclude elements such as the nature of the relationship between the victim and offender and the type of behaviours exhibited. When preparing any policy or approach it is best to check with your respective state/territories legislation.

The Fair Work Act defines family and domestic violence as violent, threatening or other abusive behaviour by an employee’s close relative that seeks to coerce or control the employee and causes them harm or to be fearful.