Breach (Yolngu Matha)

This audio explains the word breach in Yolngu Matha. Click here for more recordings like this.

breach

This means to break a law, an agreement or an order (rule) made by the court. You breach something when you don’t do what it says.

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If you do not follow the rules of a DVO, the police might arrest you or charge you with a breach of DVO, which is a crime. If police charge you with breaching a DVO you will go to court where a judge will decide what will happen. If a judge decides that you broke the...

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