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Family Violence and Cross Examination

by From 10 September 2019, personal cross-examination will be banned in family law proceedings in certain circumstances where allegations of family violence have been raised.  Personal cross-examination is where a party asks questions of another party or witness directly, rather than having the questions asked by a lawyer. Under the scheme, cross-examination will now be conducted by legal representatives. Unrepresented litigants
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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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