Save our kids

The Sunday Times 14 February 2016 Family Court of Australia CEO Richard Foster told Federal Parliament this week our family courts deal with 200,000 adults each year, but they have no idea of how many – or how badly – children … Continue reading

For the children

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The West Australian 2 February 2016 Why does Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge John Pascoe, on being made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) last week, suggest to ABC News that more judges and more money are the … Continue reading

Family Courts give kids Fatherless Christmas

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And Motherless Christmases Alice Springs News 16 December 2015 Sir – Tens of thousands of Australian children are being harmed, and many will spend this Christmas without one of their parents and other family members, as a direct result of … Continue reading

The Forgotten Victims of Domestic Violence

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The Weekend Australian 26 September 2015 Violence against women is unacceptable and must be stopped. It is, by definition, a gender issue. But to make this synonymous with domestic violence is disrespecting to many. And I don’t just mean for … Continue reading

Domestic Violence: Beyond a Gender Agenda

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Alice Springs News 22 September 2015 Sir – In his first TV interview as Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull defined “domestic violence” as “violence against women”. Understandable, perhaps. But where does that leave the rest of us? And I don’t just … Continue reading