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dc.contributor.authorRathus, Zoe
dc.contributor.editorTom Altobelli
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T06:13:53Z
dc.date.available2018-10-11T06:13:53Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2008-05-02T02:49:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0817623X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18217
dc.description.abstractIn 2006 the Australian government instituted a major transformation of the family law system with the roll out of family relationship centres across the country and changes to the Family Law Act 1975. This article argues that the new system will shift the gaze away from the history of the 'intact family' in ways that may be dangerous for women and children who have left domestic violence. It will suggest that influences on the practice framework of family relationship centres may unconsciously exclude discussion of past violence. Key features of the 2006 Act are also examined and it is suggested that some of these shift the gaze away from evidence of past violence towards post-separation events and a new ideal future. The possible limited effectiveness of the provisions and processes which deal with protection and family violence is explored. If past violence is not fully ventilated the mother's ability to protect the children post-separation will be compromised and inappropriate and unsafe parenting plans, agreements and orders may be made.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLexisNexis
dc.publisher.placeSydney
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/products-and-services/lexisnexis-journals/australian-journal-of-family-law
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom87
dc.relation.ispartofpageto112
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Family Law
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleShifting the gaze: Will past violence be silenced by a further shift of the gaze to the future under the new family law system?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Lexis Nexis Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorRathus, Zoe S.


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