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What is domestic violence?
Domestic and family violence is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour in a relationship. This relationship can be a partner, carer or family member. For more information see Who experiences it?
Abusive behaviour isn’t just physical violence. It can be any behaviour meant to control, dominate, humiliate or scare the other person.
Domestic and family violence can include lots of different types of abuse. A person does not need to experience all of these types of abuse for it to be domestic or family violence.
Types of abuse can include:
If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence you can get help.
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