In the recent political assassination of the Prime Minister, the Federal Parliament shut down early. This has never been done before.
As a result of this, important legislation before the Parliament was not debated or passed, including an important piece of legislation amending the Family Law Act.
The amendment seeks to prohibit cross-examination of family violence victims by self-represented litigants. This is important because it prevents the continued bullying of women by their abusive husbands in the family court.
As our principal Greg Martin says,
On average one woman a week is killed by their abusive partner. It is important that the government and the politicians address this and send a message to all members of our society that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. By engaging in political grandstanding, an important piece of legislation has been delayed which could change this outcome.
For more information, have a look at this Sydney Morning Herald article.
For any advice regarding family law, and in particular if you are the victim of any domestic violence, then we can help you. Call us now on 02 9687 9322 for further assistance.