South Australia has outlined a new proposal to tackle domestic violence in the state.
The state government has suggested a public register be established in a similar fashion to a public sex offender registry, according to the ABC.
It would allow anyone, particularly potential partners, to look up a person’s name to see if they have any history with domestic abuse.
The potential updates to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme would also see South Australian Police notify a person of their partner’s history if they believe they’re at risk of abuse.
“It’s a new initiative but certainly something we have to have a look at. We just can’t leave any stone unturned.”
In the updated scheme, people who are on the domestic violence registry would have to disclose to their partner about their prior history so they are fully informed.