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The Styles of Mediation

Lisa Foley and Deborah Awyzio presented for TV Education Network, a portal for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)  on 25 November 2020. The webinar was recorded and on the topic of preparing for mediation with practical tips and resources to maximise the chance of reaching a settlement. Deborah spoke of the...

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coersive control

Is Coercive Control illegal in Australia?

  Coercive Control has been described as a form of intimate terrorism, but is it illegal in Australia? What is Coercive Control? Coercive control is the term given to a series of behaviours abusers use to dominate, manipulate and micro-manage every aspect of their victim’s life. Behaviours may include restricting...

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Domestic Violence: Stay of proceedings for abuse of process

Does the Magistrates Court have the power to grant a permanent stay of proceedings due to an abuse of process? In a recent appeal to a decision made by the Southport Magistrates Court, the District Court of Queensland discussed whether Magistrates Courts have the power to stay applications made under...

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Family Law Courts respond to COVID-19

Family Law Courts respond to COVID-19

  The Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has just released a new practice direction, creating an urgent list dedicated to parenting matters impacted by COVID-19. A national bank of Judges is available to hear parenting applications within three days of filing an application if...

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