Lynne Pillay, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
Subclause (2): To omit subsection (1B) and substitute the following subsection:
This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Child and Family Protection Bill to provide that protection orders continue to protect a child of an applicant’s family after they are 18 years of age, whether or not they reside with the applicant. These young people have been exposed to considerable acrimony and violence and may still be in the future. Protection should be maintained until young people themselves decide that a protection order is no longer required. Maintaining an existing order is more efficient than requiring young people to apply for a new order.