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Edward Kruk
Child custody and access law and policy remain among the most contentious areas of family law and family practice. A rights-based discourse dominates the field


Child-related AVOs in NSW rise 76 per cent after police given new...
Apprehended violence orders taken out to protect children from physical and sexual abuse have soared 76 per cent in the past year across NSW. NSW Police child abuse squad commander, Greig Newbery, says the dramatic increase is proof domestic violence often affects children, not just women in abusive relationships.
Mother stops father seeing daughter for 12 years - despite 82 cou...
The Court of Appeal ordered that the case be resolved, saying the teenagers childhood had been irredeemably marred by years of litigation. Lord Justice McFarlane, presenting a written judgment, said the mother had doggedly refused to allow M to develop and maintain a relationship with her father without any good reason. The father said .. My relationship with my daughter is slipping away, her childhood is disappearing.
Retired Family Court judge Richard Chisholm has passed his 'use b...
Retired Family Court judge Richard Chisholm, now an Australian National University adjunct professor, has written a blueprint for overhauling Australias Family Law Act, and wants the laws to be changed, apparently to remove the prospect of Shared Parenting as a potential outcome in Family Law Court proceedings. This is nothing new for Chisholm, who has a penchant for writing reports and reviews that have consistent themes, notably that Shared Parenting laws must be removed...
Child Support - Change of Assessment data
Child Support has published new data on payer initiated COAs; Payee initiated COA; and Registrar initiated COA (RICA/CTP). The data covers the period 2002 to 2013 and shows recent year data steady at about 20,000 applications pa.



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