- Family Court -
Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.
ADF not bound by civil orders
By Tony Koch. THE Australian Defence Force has declared it is not bound by civilian court and police orders banning soldiers from access to guns in cases of domestic violence. The military's position was exposed when it dismissed complaints by two... read more
Ruling debunks custody diagnosis
CHILD custody determinations in scores of Family Court decisions could be challenged following a ruling debunking parental alienation syndrome, a controversial diagnosis of the effects on a child when one parent denigrates the other. The Psychologists... read more
Court's injustices `fail kids'
IN a suburban Brisbane home, a Christmas tree stands over an array of unopened presents. They bear the names of two children who were supposed to be there at Christmas to share the joy with their mother. But their father refused to obey a Family Court... read more
Court `puts parents before children'
THE Family Court was yesterday accused of putting the interests of parents above the rights of the child when it ordered a nine-year-old boy to live with his stripper mother, whose boyfriend is a convicted child pornography addict. Leading child abuse... read more
Doctors hit back at Family Court
MEDICAL experts who last week accused the Family Court of not caring about children yesterday blasted Chief Justice Diana Bryant for releasing a judgment critical of their evidence. Brisbane psychiatrist Brian Ross said the court's reaction... read more
Bungle robs mother of her children
SOME of Queensland's most respected medical experts have joined the growing list of specialists refusing to become involved in Family Court litigation, warning that their evidence is being ignored. They have written to Family Court of Australia Chief... read more
Minutes reveal boy's official neglect
OFFICIALS from the former families department admitted to a woman seeking custody of her grandson that ``inadequate action'' had been taken to protect the boy. The woman complained to the department for seven years that her daughter, the mother of... read more