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Direct cross examination and family violence

by Direct cross?examination is where a party to proceedings asks questions of another party in the proceedings personally, rather than having questions asked by a legal representative. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) hosted a National Summit on reducing violence against women and their children in October 2016. Participants agreed that perpetrators of family violence should not be able to directly
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Domestic Violence: A Practical Guide to Protection Orders

by Reports and articles about domestic violence have dominated our newsfeeds of late.  We know that hitting or physically hurting someone is not acceptable. But is domestic violence limited to physical abuse? The answer is no. Domestic violence is defined in section 8 of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld).  It can take many forms.  It is behavior
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Google Acts on “Revenge Porn”

by On 19 June 2015 Google issued a  public policy  advising that, contrary to their previous practice, they have now decided to honour requests from people to remove nude or sexually explicit images shared without their consent from Google search results. Google advises that in the coming weeks they will put up a web form people can use to submit the request.
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Who Should Supervise Contact in Parenting Matters? Court prefers commercial supervision agency over father’s fiancee

Who Should Supervise Contact in Parenting Matters? Court prefers commercial supervision agency over father’s fiancee

by In the parenting case of Joelson v Joelson [2014] FamCA 788 the father had a history of being prescribed antidepressant medication, had threatened suicide and he was the subject of a police report expressing “genuine fears that [he] will snap and hurt himself and anyone he holds responsible for the demise of his relationship”. The single expert psychiatrist in this case
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