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New South Wales Government Proposes Scheme to Ask Police for Partner’s Domestic Violence Record

The New South Wales (NSW) government is proposing to extend a scheme that will allow the state’s residents to check if their partner has a history of domestic violence.
The proposal, which the state government plans to implement if elected, means they will expand the pre-existing Right To Ask scheme, which will allow the state’s residents to ask the NSW police to disclose information to a person about their partner’s previous abusive or violent offending over the phone or via an online portal.
The scheme will be modelled on the UK’s Clare’s Law or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), which is named after Clare Wood, who was killed by her abusive ex-boyfriend in 2009….

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