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Child sex abuse allegations in parenting disputes in Australia and the exercise of judicial discretion in family law disputes

Young, L. (2015) Child sex abuse allegations in parenting disputes in Australia and the exercise of judicial discretion in family law disputes. In: Atkin, B., (ed.) The International Survey of Family Law. Family Law (Published on behalf of the International Society of Family Law), Bristol, England, pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

This chapter explores how the Australian family court deals with sexual abuse allegations against a parent in a parenting dispute and what difference, if any, an important 2012 statutory amendment should make to the way cases are decided.' The chapter begins with a brief outline of the relevant statutory provisions governing parenting disputes in so far as they are relevant to this issue and then explains the pre-2012 case law setting out what is known as the 'unacceptable risk test'…

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Family Law (Published on behalf of the International Society of Family Law)
Copyright: 2015 Jordan Publishing Ltd
Other Information: 2015 Edition
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42131
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