May 10, 2017

Recently I had the honour of witnessing the unveiling of a truly inspiring sculpture of Bunjil, the Koori Creator Spirit at the local Aboriginal Gathering Place, Willum Warrain, in Hastings.  I have never seen a more arresting or fierce depiction of Bunjil.  It spoke o...

March 19, 2017

I recently had the privilege of listening to Dr Anita Frayman speak about the Future of Elder Mediation.

Her discussion of decision-making, conflict and problem solving around the care of elder family members resonated for me both professionally and personally.

Care of m...

March 8, 2017

Much of the changes in family law and related legislation in Australia over the past generation to increase the rights of children, owes its advent in part to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

As a child inclusive practitioner, I draw inspiration...

February 19, 2017

When making arrangements after separation for the care of children, a number of aspects of care need to be considered.

Following is a checklist, which is not exhaustive, but which can be a start.

  • Consider how each of the following issues is addressed at present.

  • ...

January 27, 2017

A significant decision in the case of Ulster v Viney (in the Family Court) may have far reaching implications for all of us working in Family Law, when the issue of extra time arises between parents.

The case is discussed at length by barrister Anna Parker at the follow...

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Substantial and significant time as defined in the Family Law Act: what does it mean?

January 27, 2017

A significant decision in the case of Ulster v Viney (in the Family Court) may have far reaching implications for all of us working in Family Law, whe...

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