The Married Women’s Property Act enabled married women to hold property of their own, sue and be sued, enter into contracts, be subject to bankruptcy laws, be liable for the debts contracted before their marriage, and for the maintenance of their children. Victoria passed legislation in 1884, New South Wales in 1879, and the remaining states passed similar legislation between 1890-97.
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- Announcement of COAG Advisory Panel to Reduce Violence Against Women
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- Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children
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