Hi There My ex went to the cop-shop 2 months ago and created a picture of me as someone who bashed up her 4 times in the past 12 months. She wanted an AVO on me but she didn't want to charge me and stated she would not support any charges. Her reason was that I might show up on her court day, and she didn't want that, and that she is also scared of me, etc. So the police applied for an AVO based on her witness statement. I found out her AVO request from the internet when I found my name in the court list, a day before my hearing at the local court. That was a shock to me, I didn't know "wtf" was happening, so I rushed to a lawyer. After his advice, I walked in to the local cop-shop and picked up my paperwork that they didn't serve me for a week (they didn't even try). The next day, I showed up at the local court with my lawyer, and it cost me 1K up front. After the first hearing, I gave my evidence to fight against this AVO because what she was stating was/ is baseless. (We're not sure yet, but we are most likely dealing with an ex-junkie who I put in rehab and this is her way of breakinf up with me as she doesn't know better.) The police could not have a statement from her to give further evidence for their case (we don't know why. It's either because she disappeared from the police or because she doesn't want to go further with it.)Today the prosecutor said at the local court that they will withdraw the application. So it's all good (apart from the fact that I still don't understand why she did it) but by now I'm $3000 out of pocket and lost income because I had to go to the court. Is there any way to charge her or the police for compensation and the lost and wasted money and time? If not, then this is kinda f-ed up. If anybody can do this with you, they could push you to bankruptcy. Does the police have some responsibility when they charge you (I have a clean history with the police, She has a long criminal record) based of somebody who is not trustworthy?