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SENTENCING ACT 1995 - SECT 78H

Interpretation

    (1)     In this Division:

"domestic relationship", see the Domestic and Family Violence Act 2007 .

"domestic violence order", see the Domestic and Family Violence Act 2007 .

"perpetrators' program" means a program in respect of which a declaration under section 78J is in force.

"perpetrators' program order" means an order under section 78K.

    (2)     For this Division, an offender is to be taken to have been found guilty of a domestic violence offence:

        (a)     if the offender is found guilty of an offence against section 177, 181, 182, 188, 189 or 193 of the Criminal Code in respect of a person who is in a domestic relationship with the offender; or

        (b)     if the offender is found guilty of an offence relating to damaging property owned by or in the custody of a person who is in a domestic relationship with the offender; or

        (c)     if:

            (i)     the offender is found guilty of having behaved in a provocative or offensive manner towards a person who is in a domestic relationship with the offender; and

            (ii)     the behaviour is such as is likely to lead to a breach of the peace including, but not limited to, behaviour that may cause another person to reasonably fear violence or harassment against himself or herself or another person; or

        (d)     if the offender is found guilty of a prescribed offence in respect of a person who is in a domestic relationship with the offender.



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