Domestic Violence Tops Legal-Aid Funded Cases; Victims to Receive Proper Compensation
Apr 19, 2016 02:47 AM EDT
A new audit specifies in-family violence cases top the most legally aided list as of late. Reports specified that domestic violence is one that has been pestering society and may very well be one of the most costly rectifications to be legally done.
As per MSN, some analysts defined that domestic violence comes with an outstanding ratio of 79 percent, coming up with 21,000 family-law cases being given legal-aid funds during the past financial year. Statistically, the highest incident of domestic violence was in the Northern Territory which reigns at 88 percent of the cases, followed by Western Australia with 84 percent and Victoria at 81 percent.
According to ABC, NSW noted the highest number of cases wherein domestic violence was comprised of more than 6500 legal-aid family law cases as well as Queensland that had more than 5300 for the last financial year. Those in position to do something about the matter have already spoken up to rectify the said concern, especially for further provisions.
It was noted by The Australian that National Legal Aid Chairwoman Suzan Cox QC declared that there is an apparent need for more legal-aid funding for those people victimized by domestic violence. Ms Cox also added that the low-income victims of domestic violence complained of not being qualified for legal aid due to the means test being set too low, and are then forced to go around the legal system alone.
Ms. Cox was quoted on her concern, stating, "These low-income domestic violence victims can't afford lawyers and are frequently in bitter dispute with partners over the care of their children. It is essential the assistance they receive is better funded. It is vital for these victims to access legal assistance safely and quickly from properly funded service providers with the required depth of legal expertise. The report also calls for greater integration, collaboration and information sharing to support victims."
In other words, the violence within the family takes up a lot of money for legal aid as per the involved authorites, in which, the government says that they are doing all that they can to avoid the occurrence of. The assurance of getting legal aid and the consistency thereof are some promises that the authorities claim to be getting their backs into.