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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1The Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, South Australia (PDF 214 KB) 
2Dr Tracey Booth, Miranda Kaye & Dr Jane Wangmann (PDF 220 KB) 
3National Council of Single Mothers & their Children (PDF 330 KB) 
4Queensland Law Society (PDF 1422 KB) 
5Professor Patricia Easteal AM, PhD (PDF 262 KB)  Attachment 1 (PDF 232 KB)  Attachment 2 (PDF 126 KB)  Attachment 3 (PDF 358 KB) 
6Council of Single Mothers and their Children (PDF 846 KB) 
7Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (PDF 528 KB) 
8The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (PDF 665 KB) 
9Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (PDF 280 KB) 
10Top End Women's Legal Service Inc (PDF 384 KB)  Attachment 1 (PDF 196 KB) 
11Baptist Care Australia (PDF 183 KB) 
12New South Wales Bar Association (PDF 4407 KB) 
13Queensland Family & Child Commission (PDF 203 KB) 
14Domestic Violence Legal Workers' Network (WA) (PDF 2119 KB) 
15The ACT Bar Association and the ACT Law Society (PDF 387 KB) 
16Attorney-General's Department (PDF 205 KB) 
17Liberty Victoria (PDF 117 KB) 
18Initiatives For Women In Need (IWiN) (PDF 76 KB) 
19Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc. (PDF 72 KB) 
20Divorce Partners (PDF 192 KB) 

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