ANROWS, in consultation with a project Advisory Group, and led by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research as part of the Queensland Government’s in-kind contribution to ANROWS, undertook a detailed analysis of legal provisions pertaining to protection orders across Australian jurisdictions.
The three overarching research questions drawn from the findings for the empirical research were:
- What are the perceptions of professionals and victims in the enforcement of domestic violence protection orders, including cross-border situations?
- What do professionals and victims perceive to be the facilitators of and barriers to protection order enforcement within and across borders?
- What are the perceptions of professionals and victims regarding information-sharing strategies, within and across borders, in the enforcement of protection orders?
The research used a mixed multi-method approach, combining insights from multiple data sets and multiple worldviews, to develop a better understanding of enforcement of protection orders.