The existing definition of “family violence” has been updated to make clear that it includes physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse.
With a PPO, a Counselling Order or a Domestic Exclusion Order can be issued. But there have been cases where perpetrators continued to harass survivors outside their homes, or make threats via text messages.
Ms Sun said that in recent times, social service agencies and the government have encountered cases where adult survivors chose not to keep themselves safe from family violence.
Protectors can also apply to the court for electronic monitoring, which could include e-tagging.
As a last resort and when all other interventions fail, the amendments allow protectors to apply to the court to remove survivors from their home.
The amended Women's Charter also includes provisions to help rehabilitate perpetrators and address the root causes of family violence.