I have attached a link to a survey being conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). It would be appreciated if you
could spend some time completing the survey.
Survey 3 – Evaluating the impact of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 (Cth) – Non-legal professionals
The link is:
No one condones family violence. However before it is acted upon, the family violence needs to be proven. Otherwise we get a lot of false allegations taking priority. This overloading has obviously resulted in the recent and unfortunate Luke Batty case in Victoria.
The resulting aspect of the family violence changes made in 2011 (effective from 2012) resulted in the removal of shared parenting as the preferred option (probably intentionally).
This AIFS survey is supposed to be for professionals. However we have filled in the survey by stating that we are parents. This is under the “Others” section. We believe that, as parents, we are just as qualified to answer the survey as any professional.
The survey is due by 28 February 2014. However I am sure that the AIFS will probably accept submissions after that date.
For guidance only, we have provided our answers to the questions below. It may provide some assistance.
All questions do not have to be answered. The survey is anonymous.
Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting).
Because of the family violence reforms, I have changed the advice I give to clients about: Fathers seeing children Yes No Cannot Say Not Applicable
This is a biased bigoted anti shared care survey to justify alienating children and their fathers, bastardising Australian children, not in children’s or the National interest.