Module 3 – Lesson 12- Criminal offences in Australia

Every new Australian citizen should get acquainted with the country’s laws. If you did not realise something was illegal and nevertheless commit an infraction, claiming ignorance of the law is not a defence.

Australian legislation is intended to ensure that every person in Australia feels secure and happy within their families, friendship groups, and communities as a whole. Any act of violence done on another person is prohibited and punishable by law. Domestic and marital violence includes placing a spouse in danger or threatening them in order to control them by making them fearful. Domestic and familial violence involves isolating family members from their relatives and friends, as well as actual physical abuse against the individual.


Module 3 - Lesson 12 Quiz

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You can be jailed for domestic violence for ___________________?

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Inflicting violence on another person is illegal in Australia _______________?

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If you break the law in Australia but didn’t know what you were doing was against the law, ________________?

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Domestic and family violence includes __________________?


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