Assumed 'shared parental responsibility' of child is 'dangerous': MP

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Women's advocacy groups have welcomed a move to change a legal assumption that both parents in a custody battle deserve equal time with their child. A Queensland Labor MP has put a private members' bill to Federal Parliament in the wake of murder of Brisbane woman Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of their husband and father last February. Experts, committees and Family Law reviews have recommended the change repeatedly, but it may still face opposition.

Period15 Jun 2020

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  • TitleAssumed 'shared parental responsibility' of child is 'dangerous': MP
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size4 minutes, 26 seconds
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/06/20
    DescriptionWomen's advocacy groups have welcomed a move to change a legal assumption that both parents in a custody battle deserve equal time with their child. A Queensland Labor MP has put a private members' bill to Federal Parliament in the wake of murder of Brisbane woman Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of their husband and father last February. Experts, committees and Family Law reviews have recommended the change repeatedly, but it may still face opposition.
    Producer/AuthorIsobel Roe
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/push-to-end-shared-responsibility-assumption/12357320
    PersonsHenry Kha