I was in attendance at the most bazaar hearing I have ever seen. It was an apprehended violence order (AVO) bought about by the police attending a domestic situation.
The lady knocked a cup of coffee out of her partners hand intentionally ( this being an act of assault ) and the partner in a split second clouted her doing no physical damage. The Partner ran his own case to defend himself.
He was so polite as was his partner saying thank you to all his questions. In questioning the person in need of protection. The lady also was extremely polite.
The hearing lasted a day and the defendant was charged and the AVO was granted and he asked for a section10 which the court allowed which has no recording or costs.
Then the most surprising thing happened he thanked the magistrate for being fair and reasonable.
It did not end there he also approached the police prosecutor who was prosecuting him and thanked him and shook his hand, also for doing his job with out favor and with such vigor.
This is a definitely true story. Professor Iggle