Rallies/Petition to Change Family Law Act to protect children

Rallies/Petition to Change Family Law Act to protect children

A group of academics, journalists, psychologists, parents and concerned citizens have launched a national campaign, calling for changes to the Family Law Act to provide greater safety for children in custodial disputes affected by family violence. As part of the campaign, rallies will be held in capital cities across Australia at 11am on Sunday 3 May 2009. Find out about the rally in your state at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=69087938967 The campaign has a petition regarding specific legislation changes to the Family Law Act: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/family-court-of-australia-amendments.html so that an allegedly abusive parent will have to prove that the children would be safe in their care and that the court ought to adopt an inquisitorial, not adversarial approach to the evidence.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Forced Marriage

On November 1st 2023, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page presented a paper at the Brisbane Zonta Club about forced marriage. I acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, on whose lands we meet today, their elders, past, present and emerging. Ruqia Hidari was aged 21 and living in Victoria, when, according to police,… Read More »Forced Marriage

ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

The ACT Government has today introduced a bill to amend the ACT’s surrogacy laws. The proposed changes are more incremental than fundamental. They include allowing a single person to undertake surrogacy, for the surrogate to be single if needed, a requirement for legal advice and counselling beforehand, a written agreement being required, that traditional surrogacy is… Read More »ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

Planning to resolve: ADR in ART

ADR can help resolve disputes in ART cases. ADR is not limited to mediation and arbitration. Other types of informal dispute resolution can resolve disputes. When assisted reproductive treatment cases go off the rails, they can have the next level of bitterness and volatility. There can be a keen sense of betrayal when things don’t… Read More »Planning to resolve: ADR in ART