Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Questions without Notice

Family Law Review

2:29 pm

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The architect of the parent management hearings, Professor Patrick Parkinson, claims that these types of hearings are well suited to victims of domestic violence. However, both the Law Council of Australia and retired judges of the Family Court have raised serious concerns about the proposed bill. Can the government confirm whether these hearings will be used in family violence cases?


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