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International Child Abduction

Kate Marr

The media went into overdrive when the story broke about a young mother from Brisbane, named Sally Faulkner travelled to Lebanon with the 60 Minutes Nine Network crew, and their failed attempt to retrieve her children put them in gaol.

After a two week stint in a Beirut gaol, it has been reported in article published by “kidspot” that Sally … 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

The kids “aren’t coming home to Australia, ever”

by Natasha Heathcote on March 20, 2016

Natasha Heathcote

This is the unfortunate story of Australian mother of two, Sally Faulkner. Sally’s  ex-husband has taken the couple’s two young children, Noah, 2, and Lahela, 5 overseas to Lebanon.

Sally has made an emotional plea to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to bring her children home in time for Christmas as she has now not seen or heard from the children … Read more

Peter Magee

Recently a UK Judge ordered children be returned to their mother in Australia.  The mother had sent the children to spend time with their father and the children had not been returned.

Australia, along with over 87 other countries, is a signatory to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention). By signing the Hague … 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

No doubt you will have read of the case of missing man Greg Hutchings and his daughter Eeva Dorendahl, who have been missing since Saturday after failing to turn up at a family gathering. It has recently been reported that Mr Hutchings’ sister is confident that Eeva is safe, and that Mr Hutchings and his daughter are in hiding after … Read more

International child abduction

by Peter Magee on July 5, 2012

Peter Magee

The increase in cross border marriages, de facto relationships and internet dating are factors contributing to the increased risk of international child abduction following the breakdown of a parental relationship. Jenny Brockie of the SBS programme Insight hosted on 1 May 2012 a feature on “Parental Abduction” which highlighted the serious decisions confronting left behind parents, and the negative psychological … Read more