Family violence cross-examination changes
Nick McKim 28 Jun 2018
The Greens welcome legislation to restrict the circumstances in which family violence survivors can be cross-examined in family law proceedings.
Greens Spokesperson for Women Janet Rice said: “This legislation is a step in the right direction to lessen the trauma of survivors as they go through the court process.”
“Court processes are traumatic and stressful enough as it is, without forcing survivors to face the perpetrator of their abuse in court.”
Greens Justice Spokesperson Nick McKim said: “We welcome the tabling of this legislation.”
“But there is so much more that can done to support survivors of family violence.”