During the down time we had here at SGFTVOCAP/S headquarters we received a reply from the office of the Queensland Attorney-General in response to our request for information regarding our anna posting a redacted Domestic Violence Order (DVO).
Here is the original blog post.
We asked the Queensland Attorney-General, The Hon Yvette D’Ath if, in their opinion a person posting an image of a DVO was a breach of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Queensland).
Keeping in mind that the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Queensland) is legislation set by the Queensland Government, and specifically the Queensland Attorney-General.
The response was more than we expected.
Mr James Sullivan (Chief of Staff) from the Office of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills replied on behalf of the Ministers office.
Mr Sullivan acknowledged that Section 159 of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Queensland) restricts the publication of certain information relating to proceedings under the Act and provides that it is an offence to publish information in particular circumstances.
Mr Sullivan also stated the if we believed that a criminal offence has been committed that we should contact our local police station to make a complaint.
So we did this. We contacted the Caboolture Police.
Oddly we were advised that only the named person on the DVO (Mr Anil Patel) could lodge a complaint.
We then asked about Mark Ian Renshaw (the Applicant). The Police representative did clarify that Mr Renshaw could also lodge a complaint if his name appeared on the published protection order.
We wonder if either of these people are interested in following this up with the Caboolture Police?