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Comparative Perspectives on Gender ViolenceLessons From Efforts Worldwide$
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Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199346578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.001.0001

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Family Law Reform and Domestic Violence

Family Law Reform and Domestic Violence

Lessons from Australia

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(p.127) 10 Family Law Reform and Domestic Violence
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Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence
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Molly Dragiewicz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.003.0010

This chapter reviews efforts to assess the outcomes of Australian family law reform, particularly as it affects domestic violence cases. Australia has adopted and implemented a number of family law reforms, including shared parenting and friendly parent provisions. Although the hope was that shared parenting would decrease the number of contested custody cases, it actually had the opposite effect, increasing the number of cases filed and the burden on the court system. In addition, the research found that there was a significant amount of conflict in these families. Moreover, the adoption of friendly parent provisions discouraged reporting of violence and abuse. These reforms had the effect of increasing inappropriate child custody arrangements, a fact that became evident because of Australia’s robust research infrastructure; this research later led to the adoption of standards that prioritized protection from harm over shared parenting.

Keywords:   Australia, child custody, domestic violence, shared parenting, friendly parent provisions

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