Sign Petition to Put Kids Safety First in Family Law

Women’s Legal Service Queensland is urging decision-makers to remove the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility and has developed an online petition: “Put kids safety first in family law”.                    This move is in response to Federal Labor MP Graham Perrett’s introduction of a private member’s bill to Parliament aimed at removing what he describes…

Enhance Service Delivery to CALD Perpetrators of Family Violence

Hala Abdelnour, a family violence practitioner with specialist knowledge on working with male perpetrators and culturally diverse communities, is running a series of consultation sessions with CALD / ethno-specific and family violence services working with CALD perpetrators of family violence to identify gaps in service delivery and support required.  The project seeks to identify: How…

Provide Feedback about Family Violence Reforms

The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor (FVRIM) is calling for submissions from both organisations delivering family violence services and individual practitioners. These submissions will inform the FVRIM report to the Victorian Parliament on the progress of the family violence reforms. The FVRIM wants to hear from practitioners and organisations about: How the family violence service…

Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Begins Online FVIO Applications.

Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) online applications are now available at all courts in the northern metropolitan region. Melbourne Magistrates’ Court is the latest to join Heidelberg and Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Courts and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in providing this option. Affected Family Members (AFMs) can apply for an FVIO at  www.fvio.mcv.vic.gov.au. Other courts across the…