Media Watch on biased reporting -Italian girls return to father

Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes

  Watch Media Watch’s (Episode 37) view re Courier Mail’s reporting on the Italian girls from last night ABC TV: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/27390 The full transcript for the Media Watch coverage of “A private dispute turned national spectacular” can be accessed here: http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3611123.htm But let’s move the focus to Queensland, and a distressing family court case which has […]

Family Court orders children’s return to Italy – Mother’s uncontrolled behaviour causes havoc for children

Dwayne Grant, Gold Coast Bulletin

  LIKE many Australians, Sue Price was appalled by this week’s harrowing footage of an international custody dispute playing out at Brisbane Airport. While most public criticism has centred on the Family Court and Australian Federal Police for forcing four sisters to return to Italy against their will, the Men’s Rights Agency director has set […]

Australian embassy in Rome helped girls flee to Australia

Mark Solomons, Kate Kyriacou, Brisbane Courier Mail

Traumatic: The mother of four sisters involved in an international custody dispute is comforted by a friend (left) at Brisbane International Airport as her girls are escorted onto a plane. Picture: Eddie Norbido Source: Supplied THE four sisters who were taken through Brisbane International Airport by AFP officers trying to put them on a flight […]

Four Girls Put on Planes to Italy –

Robert Franklin Esq, Fathers and Families, USA

http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/2012/10/05/four-girls-put-on-planes-to-italy/The excitement over the four daughters of the Italian father and Australian mother is over, at least the part in Australia. In the wee hours of the morning after Australian Judge Colin Forest ordered them returned to their father in Italy, the four were forcibly put on two separate airplanes at Brisbane International Airport bound […]

Advocacy group backs order to send girls back to Italy

The World Today Video: Anguish as custody case sisters leave Brisbane(7pm TV News QLD) Related Story: Sisters in custody dispute leave Australia Related Story: Father relieved daughters returning to Italy Related Story: Court orders sisters to return to Italy   Map: QLD Despite distressing scenes of a mother screaming for her children at Brisbane’s international […]

Sisters ordered back to Italy

Amy Remeikis, Brisbane Times

 The mother of four girls at the heart of a custody dispute arrives at court today. Photo: Harrison Saragossi UPDATE A Family Court judge has ordered four sisters involved in an international custody dispute be returned toItaly”as soon as practicable”. Justice Colin Forrest took six days to consider his judgment, having previously told the concerned […]

Anti shared parenting lobbyists

Men's Rights Agency

Recently, we have seen the effects of many years lobbying by women’s groups and academics/researchers in the passage of the Family Law (Family Violence) Act 2010. This Act has effectively ‘rolled-back’ the shared-parenting gains of 2006 by broadening the definition of domestic violence so it now means anything one wants it to mean; removing penalties for false allegations […]

Italian Father gives up custody battle

Cosima Marriner, Sun-Herald senior writer

  Despair … the father caught up in an international custody battle has “had enough” and returned to Italy. Photo: Michelle Smith The Italian father embroiled in an international custody battle has left Australia after giving up hope he will win his legal fight to get his daughters back to Italy. The father – who […]

‘Custody case mars global standing’

Sarah Elks, The Australia

AUSTRALIA’S international reputation is being damaged by a bitter and prolonged tug-of-love over four Italian-born sisters, a Family Court judge has been warned. Lawyers for the Queensland Department of Communities yesterday urged Justice Colin Forrest to swiftly return the girls — aged between nine and 15 — to their father in Italy and end the […]

‘Custody sisters’ hopes of Aust stay rise

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8517104/sisters-in-last-ditch-bid-to-stay-in-aust The family of four sisters in an international custody dispute has been given fresh hope they will be allowed to stay in Australia pending another legal challenge. A Family Court judge is expected to decide later on Thursday whether to grant an application for a stay of his original order that the girls return […]