Media Release concerning Family Violence

Media Release concerning Family Violence

Media Release by Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC concerning Family Violence in Family Law proceedings.

The media release discussed potential changes to the Family Law Act 1975 which would essentially prevent cross-examination of victims of family violence by their perpetrators personally during family law proceedings. The proposed Bill would also provide discretionary powers to the Court to prevent direct cross examination where there are other allegations of family violence.

The media release can be viewed at the Attorney General’s website

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/ThirdQuarter/Protecting-family-violence-victims-from-being-cross-examined-by-alleged-perpetrators.aspx

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