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Good ol’ Rosie Batty is back, using her son’s murder to promote Rosie Batty.
Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty (pictured) will join members of the Women’s Legal Service in Brisbane on Thursday to outline a five-step ‘roadmap’ to improve the family law system
Amongst other things, she wants to make it easier to make, and get away with, false allegations of abuse and violence.
Quote: Domestic violence victims should not be cross-examined by their abusers in family law cases, under new proposals to Australia’s legal system.
Daily Mail Australia
5 May 2016
Rosie Batty fights to improve family law system after her son Luke was beaten to death with a cricket bat by his father
– Rosie Batty will propose sweeping changes to Queensland’s Family Court
– Among proposed laws, victims should not be cross-examined by abusers
– The Australian of the Year will deliver the speech in Brisbane on Thursday
– Her son Luke Batty was murdered by his father in 2014 at cricket practice
By David Jeans for Daily Mail Australia and Aap
Domestic violence victims should not be cross-examined by their abusers in family law cases, under new proposals to Australia’s legal system.
Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty will join members of the Women’s Legal Service in Brisbane on Thursday to outline a five-step ‘roadmap’ to improve the family law system.
The Australian of the Year, whose 10-year-old son Luke was murdered in 2014 by his father at cricket practice, will speak about proposed new laws that would be introduced to protect victims in court cases and the development of a mediation model using specialist lawyers and social workers.
More than 90 legal and social groups have already signed a petition which calls on Liberal, Labor and Greens MPs to back the proposal.
Ms Batty wants the public to sign the Justice for Children petition before she presents it to politicians on June 20, what would have been her son’s 14th birthday.
‘It’s a really hard time but I’d love you to help me make it mean something particularly special this year,’ she said.
‘The more signatures we get on the petition, the more impressive our call will be.’
Pasanna Mutha, from Women’s Legal Services Australia, said the current family law system placed domestic violence victims in danger.
‘It’s time that all political parties showed some leadership in making sure the family law system keeps women and children safe,’ she said.