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Domestic Violence

child abduction

Investigating A Nationwide Child Abduction Ring

Seven people have so far been charged for their involvement in a parental child abduction ring. Earlier this week, three women from Taree, Newcastle and Townsville were charged with conspiring to defeat justice. Two men from Grafton, one from Townsville and a woman from Perth were charged with the same offence last month. This comes …

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Domestic Violence: Mother Loses Custody

The Federal Circuit Court heard a case involving allegations of domestic violence, heavy marital conflict, emotional abuse and substance abuse last month in Brisbane. The mother lost her appeal in the case Corwin & Corwin [2018] FamCAFC 83 (26 April 2018) against orders that gave the father of her children sole parental responsibility. The former …

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Accused of Domestic Violence in a Family Law Court Case

We hear of cases where one person threatens the other person that they will accuse them of being violent and report them to police. We also hear of cases where people do things that lead to justified accusations. We have compiled a guide for those who have been accused of domestic violence in a family …

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Attorney General criticised for mixed messages on domestic violence

The judicial system is no stranger to complaints regarding the amount of time it takes for cases to be heard. Although the case load for Federal Circuit Court judges has always been relatively high, recently released statistics regarding the Newcastle Federal Circuit Court’s workload has prompted public criticism   Attorney-General George Brandis’ Delay in appointing …

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