Impermissible editing’: federal judge changed reasons for decision

By Michaela Whitbourn, Sydney Morning Herald

July 17, 2020 — 12.04am A Federal Circuit Court judge removed a threat to imprison parents who did not follow his family law orders when he released a written version of his oral decision, an appeal court has found. The decision has renewed calls for a federal judicial watchdog to investigate complaints against judges at […]

Judge rebuked for ‘cruel, insulting, humiliating’ conduct in family law trial

By Michaela Whitbourn, Sydney Morning Herald

September 2, 2020 — 5.20pm A judge presiding over a family law case denied a father a fair trial by bullying and demeaning his lawyers in court, an appeal court has ruled. In an extraordinary case, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia listened to audio recordings and read transcripts of Federal Circuit […]