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Section 4AB

Daniel Rod

In the recent matter of Olson & Samuel [2016] FCCA 503 the Court permitted the mother to relocate from Darwin to Sydney with the children.

The mother sought to relocate to Sydney on the basis of the Father’s continuous severe violence and threats of violence towards her. In contrast, the Father sought an Order for the children to continue to … Read more

‘Bad Mother’ not allowed to have an IVF Baby

by Bree Staines on February 21, 2016

Bree Staines

In the week commencing Monday,17 August 2015, newspapers around Australia reported that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal had barred a Victorian couple for having a baby, and that the prospective mother was an inappropriate parent to her existing children.

The couple, both aged in their forties, had attempted to undergo In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment together. The prospective mother … Read more

Tony Abbott agrees with children being smacked

by Peter Magee on January 29, 2014

Peter Magee

Tony Abbott has admitted to smacking his children and that in some cases a smack can be the "best thing" for a child.

This admission came in the context of Parliamentary debate about whether physical chastisement of children should be banned altogether.  Tony Abbott saw this as political correctness in the extreme and indicated that small gentle smacks are sometimes … Read more

Family Violence Effecting Family Law Outcomes

by Kate Marr on January 3, 2013

Kate Marr

The Family Law Act defines family violence at Section 4AB, as “…violent, threatening or other behaviour of a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family, or causes the family member to be fearful…”. The Section then goes on to provide examples of behaviour that may constitute family violence.

Ninemsn reported on 14 December 2012, that in … Read more