Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to respond and prevent violence against women and children have launched a joint statement rejecting the legitimacy of the Federal Government’s new Family Law Inquiry.
They have called on the government to stop putting victim/survivors of violence at risk by:
- making sure courts implement consistent screening and risk assessment to protect children and parents at risk of violence
- creating a specialist case management stream for family violence matters
- ensuring courts have access to all relevant information by establishing a national information sharing framework
- implementing an accreditation framework for all court officials and family law practitioners and professionals.
(Source: AWAVA website, 23/10/19)