As recently discussed, disputes over the family pet in a separation appear to be becoming more frequent. Even in the most amicable of divorces, some things cannot be split down the middle! Can the uncertainty be prevented?
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In parenting matters, supervised time with a parent is a common order made by the Family Court where it is considered there is a risk of harm and a need to protect a child. The recent case of Elias & Elias (2019) FamCAFC 53 required the Full Family Court, on appeal, to consider the issue of supervised contact and the grounds for it.
On April 17th The Australian (“Custody case tests who is parent”) reported on a landmark case that has the potential to change the legal status of parenthood in Australia. The case involves a sperm donor who is attempting to prevent a lesbian couple from relocating to New Zealand with his daughter.
The recent decision of the NSW's Land and Environment Court has had global reverberations and environmental groups applauding. In Gloucester Resources Ltd v Minister for Planning, the Court considered a request for approval of a proposed coal mine. They considered this in the context of emissions of greenhouse gases and their effect on climate change, the impact on existing, approved and preferred uses of land in the vicinity, and the social implications it would have on the environs and the Aboriginal community.