Jenny*'s ,non-indigenous partner seriously assaulted her, leaving her bruised, with injuries and caused her to temporarily lose consciousness.
Jenny's a Torres Strait Island woman and when she called the police as soon as she could after the attack, they detained her and filed a Domestic Violence Order against her to protect her partner (who already had a criminal and domestic violence record).
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Service NQ contested this Order and filed another for Jenny’s own protection,as she feared for both her and her family's safety. This Order was granted and the police withdrew theirs.
*Not their real name