Matters of DV heard in the court

A 31-YEAR-OLD man phoned his partner 26 times in 45 minutes and in doing so breached a domestic violence order. 

When the partner answered the phone he threatened to assault her, the Mount Isa Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

The defendant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was fined $800 and had his domestic violence order extended 12 months. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service solicitor Penny Hallan said the reason her client called his partner so many times was that he was cooking dinner and wanted to know if she would be back at home in time. 

A 28-year-old woman appeared in the same court session charged with breaching a domestic violence order. 

She made a small cut to her partner’s nose with her nails after pushing him twice.

The incident happened after he was reluctant to give her his phone, the court heard. 

She was fined $750 and had her domestic violence order extended a year. 

Ms Hallan said her client had not had her medication for two weeks, and suffered anxiety attacks. 

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