Share care at risk in family law overhaul

Nicola Berkovic - Legal Affairs Correspondence The Australian

A presumption in favour of equal shared parental responsibility, was introduced by the Howard government in 2006, in response to intense lobbying from fathers’ groups. Howard government reforms that enshrined shared care for mothers and fathers after separation could be unwound and the best interests of children taken into account when dividing property between their […]

Victorian school principals can now access medical records of parents and children

Children Legislation Amendment (Sharing of Information) Bill 2017 now legislation.   http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubPDocs.nsf/ee665e366dcb6cb0ca256da400837f6b/60146AE56B794125CA2581F400036887/$FILE/581377bi1.pdf Subject: URGENT- Children Legislation Amendment (Sharing of Information) Bill                                              -ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS-  Please read carefully and send on the material above about legislation just past by the Victorian Parliament which will allow any  school principals and Education department officials […]