This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, certain provisions of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 so that the Domestic Violence Act 1995 (the principal Act) is amended to—
set out the powers of a Registrar on receipt of a notice under section 39 (notice of absence from programme) or section 41 (programme provider may request variation of direction) of the principal Act; and
permit accredited news media reporters to be present at the hearing of any proceedings under the principal Act; and
provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court.
This order does not bring into force sections 4, 5, 6, and 14 of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 (which provide for supervised contact, imposed as a special condition of a protection order, to occur under the supervision of an approved provider).
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.