What is a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?

Posted under News Updates on 6 June 2016
  • A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an Order issued by the Court which restrains (i.e. prohibits) a person from using family violence against a family member
  • A breach of a Personal Protection Order (PPO) is a criminal offence under section 65(8) of the Women’s Charter and a person guilty of committing such an offence is liable to be punished with a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to 6 months’ imprisonment. Repeat offenders will be liable for enhanced (i.e. more severe) punishment of a fine of up to $5,000 and/or up to 12 months’ imprisonment.

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