Family Violence (Amendments) Bill

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93 281 New section 189A inserted (Strangulation or suffocation)

After section 189, insert:

189A Strangulation or suffocation

Everyone is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who intentionally or recklessly impedes another person’s normal breathing, blood circulation, or both, by doing (manually, or using any aid) all or any of the following:


blocking that other person’s nose, mouth, or both:


applying pressure on, or to, that other person’s throat, neck, or both.