NSW To Introduce Tougher Domestic Violence Laws

New offence

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NSW is introducing tougher laws to protect victims of domestic violence, including a new offence for strangulation.

The state government on Tuesday said the legislation, if passed, will mean incidents of strangulation will be easier to prove and attract a maximum jail term of five years.

"Strangulation is a red flag for domestic violence homicide, so it's important NSW has a specific offence formulated to capture domestic violence strangulation," Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said in a statement.

Other proposed changes include the introduce of indefinite apprehended domestic violence orders and increasing the default length of ADVOs for adults from 12 months to two years.

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