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Recent Cases and Developments

Reforms to the Law

  • Changes to definition of abuse.
  • Definition of family violence "Best interests"
  • Greater weight to consideration of needing to protect child than the benefit to the child of having a relationship with both parents
  • New consideration for "best interests"
  • Extent to which each parent has fulfilled or failed to fulfil obligation to maintain child
  • Amendment to consideration of any family order that exists
  • Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2011 (QLD)