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Child Abduction

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by Bree Staines on June 12, 2016

Bree Staines

It was recently reported in tabloid media of former star of the television show Gossip Girl, Kelly Rutherford, has failed to gain custody of her children to her former German partner, Daniel Giersch. The family law matter was filed in August 2015 in Monaco after Kelly failed to return the children to Daniel’s care after the summer holidays in the … Read more

What is the Airport Watch List?

by Peter Magee on April 28, 2016

Anne-Louise Pham

Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”), it is an offence to take a child outside of Australia without the consent of the other parent, where there are parenting Orders in place or parenting proceedings on foot, unless the current Orders provide allow for such travel to take place (see section 65Y and 65Z of the Act).

A … Read more

Mummy’s friend keeps sleeping in the same bed as us

by Natasha Heathcote on April 22, 2016

Natasha Heathcote

As the 60 minutes crew landed in Sydney this morning, the children's father at the centre of the Lebanese kidnapping has spoken with Kyle and Jackie O on radio.

Sally Faulkner headed to Beirut Lebanon in early April along with Tara Brown, journalist and her crew. They had arranged for Child Abduction Recovery International (CARI) to remove the children in … Read more

Is your child safe on an overseas holiday?

by Bree Staines on March 29, 2016

Bree Staines

As a parent, one of the worst feelings possible would be to not know where your children are, who they are with and when you will see them again.

This is the circumstance an Australian mother found herself: http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/07/07/19/41/brisbane-mothers-heartbreaking-plea-for-estranged-husband-to-return-their-children-to-australia.

The father of her children took the children to his home country of Lebanon for a holiday but did not return … Read more

Jail time likely for mother who kidnapped her child

by Kerry White on September 25, 2014

Kerry White

An Australian woman is in custody in Queensland and awaiting extradition to the United States for abducting her 10month old child in 1994 contrary to court orders.

The Australian woman whose child is now an adult, lost her appeal against extradition to the United States and now faces a possible 10 year term in jail as a result of her … Read more

Peter Magee

The Herald Sun recently reported that an American filmmaker had made a fictional feature film named after his 11 year old daughter who went missing with her mother while in America during a custody battle over 10 years ago. The filmmaker, Brozzi Lunetta, believed that his daughter, Reya, was in hiding with her mother in Australia. Mr Lunetta hoped that … Read more