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Inquiry into the Magistrates Court of Western Australia's management of matters involving family and domestic violence


Community Development and Justice Standing Committee

The Community Development and Justice Standing Committee will inquire into and report on the Magistrates Court of Western Australia’s management of matters involving family and domestic violence. In particular, the Committee will consider:

1. The challenges experienced by the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and court users in matters involving family and domestic violence, including:

    a. Ease of access
    b. Cost of access
    c. Access to advice, support and programs
2. How other jurisdictions manage matters involving family and domestic violence, including examination of non-adversarial models.

3. Ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia’s management of matters involving family and domestic violence.

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