Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017

The Attorney-General has released an Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017 (‘the Bill’). The Bill contains proposed amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to address stakeholder and community concerns regarding direct cross-examination of parties in family law court proceedings involving family violence. The Government […]

Parliamentary hearing axed over ‘judicial concerns’

Caroline Overington, The Australian

A parliamentary committee inquiring into the Family Court and family violence was abruptly cancelled yesterday over fears that members of parliament could be criticised for asking questions of judges. The committee, which is specifically inquiring into the family law system, had months ago invited the Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant, and the […]

Cassie Jaye correctly IDs Batty’s son as the victim of DV

MSN  reports she stunned the “Project panel into silence over insensitive Rosie Batty comments”. © Bauer Media Waleed Aly.  The Project panel was shocked into silence during an uneasy interview with a controversial, anti-feminism movie director.Cassie Jaye was on the show to discuss her meninist film The Red Pill which focuses on the men’s rights […]

UK – Mum Danielle Morris who faked DNA paternity test jailed

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-40250820 . Liverpool Echo Image caption Morris initially told Mr Somers he was not the father before changing her story the following year A woman who faked a paternity test to fool an ex-partner into believing he was her baby’s father has been jailed. Danielle Morris, from Seaforth, Merseyside, initially told Jamie Somers in May […]

Are Dads still being McIntoshed?

Bettina Arndt

Here’s some rare good news about our Family Court system. Fewer dads with very young children are being denied overnight care of their infants and toddlers.   That’s a very big deal because up to three years ago most fathers lost out when they went to court seeking any overnight care. Lawyers used to joke […]

‘You can’t tell me women don’t lie, of course they do’: why Men’s Rights Activists hate AVOs

Jacqueline Maley - Sydney Morning Herald

Buried in an obscure nook of the budget was a humane and overdue measure, a good news story so pure it’s puzzling the government didn’t promote it beyond a passing mention in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget speech. It’s simple and sensible, and it should have been enacted long ago: domestic violence victims will no longer […]

Stand up against dangerous Family Law changes

Bettina Arndt

Augusto Zimmermann, WA Law Reform Commissioner is calling for us to challenge the “dangerous family law changes” and to encourage people to complete the questionaire. Sent: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 7:23:12 PM Subject: Stand up against dangerous Family Law changes – recruit people for questionnaire Below is an important message from my friend Bettina Arndt. […]

One Nation Sell-out on Family Law Reform

Men’s Rights Agency has received information that the One Nation party has dumped their Family Law Reform policy. See their current policy listing: http://www.onenation.com.au/policies The erased policy can be found  using: https://archive.org/web/ One Nation also added a new policy to get rid of UN Human Rights then carefully disguised where they hid it on the […]

No sleep drug for son, mum ordered

Caroline Overington - The Australian

A Federal Circuit Court judge has banned a Melbourne mother from using the popular sleep aid melatonin to get her son to sleep. The decision is believed to be the first in which an Australian court has forbidden a parent from administering melatonin, the use of which is widespread among parents of children with autism […]

Changes to Family Law – little notice given

Dads in Distress

Thanks to  Pete Nicholls from Dads in Distress for this important notification of pending changes to family law in its interaction with domestic violence. It is urgent if any has some time to put in  a submission. The govt have put out to consultation, a proposed change of family law relating to DV. Responses must […]