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An end to direct questioning by abusive partners in family law proceedings


Women’s Legal Services Australia, 10th May 2017 Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it will be introducing legislation to amend the Family Law Act 1975 to prohibit the direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings. Being directly questioned in court by an abusive ex-partner is not only traumatising it also...

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