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Government must act to support family violence victims in Family Court

Posted October 19, 2015

 

Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, calls on the Government to protect vulnerable victims in Family Court through an amendment to the Family Law Act. Cathy moved a Private Members’ Motion in the Federation Chamber. The Motion calls for an amendment to the Family Law Act to ensure that in family violence situations, an unrepresented litigant, alleged or known to have been violent, is unable to directly cross-examine the victim.