The NZ Herald has a piece about the falling number of protection orders being issued by the courts. It says;
* A court order is aimed at preventing physical, psychological or sexual abuse.
* A temporary "without notice" order can be obtained within 24 hours and comes into force without the abuser being told. They then have 30 days to file a defence. Orders can also be sought "on notice" and are made after a hearing before a judge.
* Police will generally arrest anyone who breaches a protection order, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Assuming the above is accurate, does anybody see the immediate problem here?
Open mike 24/05/2013
29 minutes ago