November 13

Luke Batty’s Mum confronts Jo Hildebrand on family violence – Questions for the family law justice system

Luke’s parents had separated, therefore, it is not inappropriate to inquire of those factors of the family law justice system, which Luke’s tragedy highlights.

The Family Law Act was amended in 2012 following the grievous murder of Darcey Freeman in 2009. Following these amendments, in simple terms, in cases where child abuse and family violence are raised, the Family Court must now give greater weight to child protection over a child’s meaningful relationship with both parents.

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