Broken: Children, Parents and Family Courts

Author:   Camilla Nelson ,  Catharine Lumby
Publisher:   Black Inc.
ISBN:  

9781760643058


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   31 August 2021
Format:   Paperback
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A devastating account of how Australia's family courts fail children, families and victims of domestic abuse 'What happens to kids in our family law system should be a national scandal - and yet, so few people know about it. This book finally lifts the lid on this broken system, and shows how this once-great institution now regularly orders children to see or live with dangerous parents, and bankrupts the victim-parents trying to protect them. An urgent call to action.'- Jess Hill, author of See What You Made Me Do The family courts intimately affect the lives of those who come before them. Judges can decide where you are allowed to live and work, which school your child can attend and whether you are even permitted to see your child. Lawyers can interrogate every aspect of your personal life during cross-examination, and argue whether or not you are fit to be a parent. Broken explores the complexities and failures of Australia's family courts through the stories of children and parents whose lives have been shattered by them. Camilla Nelson and Catharine Lumby take the reader into the back rooms of the system to show what it feels like to be caught up in spirals of abusive litigation. They reveal how the courts have been politicised by Pauline Hanson and men's rights groups, and how those they are meant to protect most - children - are silenced or treated as property. Exploring the legal culture, gender politics and financial incentives that drive the system, Broken reveals how the family courts - despite the high ideals on which they were founded - have turned into the worst possible place for children and families devastated by domestic abuse.

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Author:   Camilla Nelson ,  Catharine Lumby
Publisher:   Black Inc.
Imprint:   La Trobe University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 23.30cm
Weight:   0.470kg
ISBN:  

9781760643058


ISBN 10:   176064305
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   31 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Camilla Nelson is an associate professor in media at the University of Notre Dame Australia. A former Walkley Award winner, her writing has appeared in The Conversation, The Independent, Guardian Australia, Mamamia, Marie Claire and the ABC. Broken is her fifth book. Catharine Lumby is a media professor at the University of Sydney. She has a law degree, is an author of eight books and has written for Guardian Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC.

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