Stephen Potts 7 April 2017 The High Court of Australia has recently published its reasons for upholding the interim decision of a Family Court Judge to order the return of 2 boys aged nearly 15 and nearly 17 to Australia from New York.  The children travelled with their Father under the guise of a…Read more
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A Court must be satisfied that a relevant relationship exists before it makes a Protection Order. A relevant relationship is defined in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) as one which falls within one of three categories, either: (a) an intimate personal relationship; (b) a family relationship; or (c) an informal care…Read more
The definition of ‘domestic violence’ in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) includes, among other behaviours, emotional or psychological abuse. That abuse finds further definition as behaviour by a person towards another person that torments, intimidates, harasses or is offensive to them. The legislation goes on to provide examples of behaviour…Read more
Domestic violence is defined in Queensland in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 as behaviour that is: physically or sexually abusive emotionally or psychologically abusive economically abusive threatening coercive; or in any other way controls or dominates a person and causes them to fear for their safety or wellbeing or that of someone…Read more
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