Personal Protection Order (ppo) in a Family Context
Published on 30th October, 2020 by Hazell Ng
A PPO is a mechanism which restrains a person (ie. the aggressor) from using family violence against a family member. When a PPO is granted and in force, the aggressor may be liable for imprisonment if he / she ignores and breaches the PPO by continuing to use family violence against that family member. In this article, our Ms Hazell Ng reviews the law on Personal Protection Order (PPO) in the family context and examines when a PPO will be granted as well as what an individual should do when a family member has committed violence against the individual or his/her child.