From ABC, March 8, 2007
REVIEW FINDS SA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS ARE OUTDATED
A South Australian Government-commissioned review has found that the state's domestic violence laws are outdated.
The review is part of a broader examination of the state's rape and sexual assault laws.
Minister for the Status of Women Jennifer Rankine says the review highlighted the problem of repeat offenders and also widened the definition of a victim.
"I think the Act currently just reflects simply physical violence," Ms Rankine said.
"But is it also emotional violence? Is it economic violence? Is it the threat to injure pets which was found as one of the major reasons women stay in domestic violence situations."
The Government is now calling for public submissions on the review.