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 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 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 […]

Italian father seeks return of 4 daughters under the Hague Convention

Lauren Wilson and Chris Merritt, The Australian

Australian High Court rules no role for kids in custody rows. The High Court has dismissed an appeal that could have given children a greater and more direct say on custody arrangements in legal brawls between parents.  Family law experts yesterday welcomed the decision of the bench to throw out an appeal brought on behalf […]

High Court dismisses international custody battle

Ashley Hall, ABC Updated

   ABC © Enlarge photo  Four young sisters at the centre of an international custody row have failed in their bid to have the High Court intervene in the dispute. The girls’ lawyer argued that the Family Court denied procedural justice when it failed to appoint legal representation for the girls before it determined they […]