Repeat intervention breachers face jail

OFFENDERS who repeatedly breach an intervention order will face up to four years in jail under new laws introduced to state parliament.

Under the proposed laws, people who have been convicted of a previous breach within the preceding five years will be liable for a penalty of up to four years in jail or fines of up to $20,000.

The new laws will also introduce a separate offence of strangulation and extend to incidents after a relationship has ended.

Centacare Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service manager Susie Smith said the introduction of a stand-alone offence for strangulation

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