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Call For Royal Commission Into Family Law

Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter’s tabling of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Final Report is no more than a cynical attempt to stave off a Royal Commission into the Family Law Industry. 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY candidate for the seat of Pearce, Michael Calautti says, “the 583-page review fails to mention the victims of Family law – other than a cursory mention about suicide”.

 “We simply should not accept the report!” says Calautti

 The Review team, stacked with a list of over three pages of Family Law and associated professionals, failed to see any relevance in the human train-wreck of casualties of the Australian Family Law system.

 The  human misery does not just extend to deaths; it is the enormous sadness caused by over 300,000 children who are totally cut off from a parent after separation.  It affects the children, siblings, mothers, fathers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other extended family and friends. 

The fact that the Review has shown such a callous disregard for human life affirms that in the main the Panel had no training in Psychology or Child Welfare and ought to be removed from any decision-making capacity.

Calautti says, “In 2016 the Family Court CEO Richard Foster advised the Senate that he had ‘no idea’ and the Court would probably never know the effects of the Court on children, despite the claim that it acts in the Best interests of Children.”

If the  Attorney and Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus cared, the Government should commission research to determine whether the Industry produced outcomes consistent with community expectations. No such study was ever commissioned.

Every year about 48,000 families separate, most needing two homes to maintain the children’s relationships with their parents. But the Industry simply guarantees a lucrative revenue stream for itself, from parents trapped in the irresolvable arguments it creates. Though undoubtedly in the billions, the true amount extorted by the Family Court Industry from Aussie parents remains a carefully guarded secret.

 

Why do Porter and Dreyfus continue to defend and endorse a system that strips families of their assets to resolve the legal ambiguities they’ve written into law?  

 

A Royal Commission is urgently needed into the Family Court.

 

News Release 2019 -04-27 

 

Michael Calautti,

WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY

Candidate for the seat of Pearce

 

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