About this inquiry

The bill would ensure that appropriate protections for victims of family violence are in place during cross-examination in all family law proceedings. In particular, the bill would prohibit personal cross‑examination in certain circumstances, and require that cross-examination be conducted by a legal representative. Where personal cross‑examination is not prohibited, the court would be required to apply other appropriate protections for the victim of family violence.



Past Public Hearings

01 Aug 2018: Melbourne, VIC

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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Additional Documents

1 PDF: Correspondence from Dr Stewart Fenwick, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, dated 13 August 2018, in relation to evidence provided at a public hearing on 1 August 2018. Correspondence from Dr Stewart Fenwick, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, dated 13 August 2018, in relation to evidence provided at a public hearing on 1 August 2018.

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