Commentary on Sections

Section 2 – Violence against women and girls

6.This section provides a focus on violence against women and girls by requiring persons exercising functions under the Act (defined in section 2(2) as “relevant functions”), to have regard to the need to remove or minimise factors which increase the risk, or exacerbate the impact on victims, of violence against women and girls. However, a person exercising relevant functions must also have regard to all other relevant matters.