International scrutiny of Family Court
The use of parental alienation in NZ’s Family Court system is being examined by an international expert on violence against women. Teuila Fuatai reports.
Taken by the state
A Family Court practice described as “barbaric” allows police to take kids from their parents without warning.
Petition calls for Family Court inquiry
An advocacy group has delivered demands for family law reform to Parliament following a Newsroom investigation.
Mum’s plea: ‘My kids are safe in their home’
In a powerful letter to the courts, a mother facing a child uplift says she’s walking away from a legal system that minimises her claims of domestic violence.
Adams questions without-notice applications spike
A sharp rise in urgent Family Court applications is clearly connected to a change in the law, the Justice Minister believes.
Family Court using discredited US theory
As long ago as 1994, the American Psychological Society said courts shouldn’t accept testimony about ‘Parental Alienation.’
Empower social workers to stop uplift trauma
NZ needs to ‘resource social workers’ involved in uplifting children, not merely force compliance with court orders.
Melanie Reid discusses child uplift controversy
Newsroom’s Melanie Reid talks to RadioLIVE about the Family Court’s use of police to uplift children in parental disputes.