The Hunter council area with double the domestic violence orders as Newcastle

Michael Parris
December 7 2023 - 7:00am
AVOs have remained at high levels since spiking during COVID lockdowns. File picture
AVOs have remained at high levels since spiking during COVID lockdowns. File picture

Court-issued domestic violence orders are at a 10-year high in the Hunter and Muswellbrook residents are more than twice as likely to receive an AVO as their city counterparts.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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