Call for Renewed Scrutiny to the Regulation of Family Court Report Writers

Questions have been raised about the lack of governance over the Family Court report writing process as parents raise concerns about a Family Report Writer in NSW. Report writer’s ‘written assessments can affect the Family Court’s decision on which parent gets custody of their children’. Currently there is no accreditation required for these positions. Other…

Misidentification of Perpetrators

Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) has conducted research which demonstrates that Victoria Police are ‘repeatedly mistaking domestic violence victims for perpetrators’. Between January and May in 2018, WLSV found that one in eight police applications for intervention orders for clients attending the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court were made against the wrong person. (Source: ABC News online,…