Parental responsibility

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Effect of FLA 1975 in distribution of time 1
only 6% of children spending close to equal time with both parents, and up to 26% of children seeing their father less than once a year.
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What is the treaty? 2
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC) 1989
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Why was CROC revolutionary? 3
it altered the terminology from rights to responsibility. More over, it set the precedent for all decisions being in the best interest of the child
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What did the FLA achieve? 4
. It also established aims to ensure that children can enjoy a meaningful relationship with each parent, and thereby aims to ensure cooperation in resolving conflict.
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Act in defining parental responsibility 5
Family Law Reform Act 1995 (Cth) Section 60B (1) (d)
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Why did changes occur? 6
The changes occurring, took place in regards to the changing values in the community, in an attempt to achieve just outcomes and protection for all family members. W
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What did the 1995 act achieve? 7
, the act set guidelines to “ensure that parents fulfil their duties and meet their responsibilities” (FLA 1995
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State legislation protecting the child, ownership to responsibility 8
In state law, the Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987 (NSW) and the Status of Children Act 1996 (NSW) aimed to protect the child through: providing a safe home for the child, protecting and maintaining the child and meeting the child’s needs
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Act sourest to protect child through parental responsibility 9
In the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (Cth), the idea of an “equal shared responsibility” made an aim to achieve the best interest of the child.
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Effect of 2006 10
far more parents were entering shared care agreements for their children. This example of the law adapting to community interest is reinforced by the response to the change in Child support scheme formula being over 75% of paying parents approved it
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What are taken into consideration in an shared care arrangement? 11
Such an arrangement will look to the ‘major long-term issues’ such as the child’s education, religious and cultural upbringing. However, in protecting the child and spouse, individuals with a family violence record rebut the presumption of responsibl
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What does evidence show about AVO's 12
Evidence shows that the legal measures do not prevent violence from occurring, despite over 22,000 AVO (Apprehended violence orders) being issued annually, and as such, the act can be seen as protecting both the victim of family violence, and the chi
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Why acts stipulated two kind of considerations? 13
Family Law Legislation Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (Cth), two types of considerations are to be taken into account to achieve the best interest of the child
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What are primary interests? 14
Primary considerations included have an meaning and positive relationship with both parents, which was of course over turned, as discussed above with cases of family violence
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Another change of the 2006 act 15
the notion of a child spending “substantial and significant’ time with each parent, where equal time may not be in the best interests of the child
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What act targets family violence? 16
Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 (Cth), the act recognizes the need to protect the child from harm and aims to improve the family laws response to family violence
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What is significant about family dispute resolution? 17
dispute resolution to create a parenting plan, which can be made into a order through the FLC. The significance of this was that it not only provided protection for family violence, but also provided better economic, social and religious outcomes for
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Article on family violence 18
article “Family Law reforms failing to eep kids safe, says review” (AUST 2015) more than 30% of parents are not asked about their history concerning violence
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