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An injunction is an order directed to a party to court proceedings forbidding some act or permitting some act or restraining the continuance of some act where the act (or non-act) or its continuance would be unjust, inequitable or injurious and where the result of the action or non-action could not adequately be addressed by law.

Specific provision for injunctions is made in the Family Law Act at sections 68B (in relation to child-related matters) and 114 (in relation to other matters).

Section 68B(1) provides for the making of injunctions for the personal protection of a child or the protection of a parent or carer of a child or injunctions restraining entry to relevant places.

Section 114 provides for the making of injunctions relating to the protection of parties, relating to entry or occupation of premises or places and relating to property (assets or liabilities).