The Victorian government's proposal to abolish the offence of defensive homicide is a welcome step forward for a law that has been plagued by controversy since the abolition in 2005 of the partial defence of provocation. The offence of defensive homicide was introduced in November 2005 in response to concerns that the abolition of provocation would disadvantage those who killed in response to prolonged family violence.
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