Domestic Violence Amendment Rules 2002


Domestic Violence Amendment Rules 2002


These rules are administered in the Ministry of Justice.

Pursuant to section 126 of the Domestic Violence Act 1995, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following rules.

1 Title
  • (1) These rules are the Domestic Violence Amendment Rules 2002.

    (2) In these rules, the Domestic Violence Rules 19961 are called the principal rules.

2 Commencement
  • These rules comes into force on 30 June 2002.

3 Transfer of information to criminal court
  • Rule 96(2)(b) of the principal rules is amended by omitting the words section 15 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985, and substituting the words section 26 of the Sentencing Act 2002.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 30 June 2002, amend the Domestic Violence Rules 1996. Rule 96, which relates to transfer of information to a criminal court, is amended. The amendment substitutes a reference to the provision in the Sentencing Act 2002 dealing with pre-sentence reports for the equivalent (now repealed) section of the Criminal Justice Act 1985.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 June 2002.

  • 1 SR 1996/148