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Changing provocation law could legitimise lethal acts of domestic violence
mediaposted on 2013-10-22, 00:00 authored by Kate Fitz-Gibbon
The O'Farrell government must reconsider their recommendation to retain a restricted version of the controversial partial defence of provocation. The government has released a draft exposure bill recommending reform of a partial defence that has long attracted criticism and community concern. Under the proposed reform, the defence will be significantly restricted and will be renamed the "partial defence of extreme provocation".