Ireland & Dwyer 2014 FCCA 313

A judge ordered that each parent may phone to communicate with their four children while the children were in the care of the other parent, and that each parent take reasonable steps to provide privacy for the children by not being in the same room as the child while the phone call occurred (communication privacy).


Family Violence

A consultant cited published research that associated family violence with a perpetrator’s sense of superiority, entitlement, control, possessiveness, externalisation of responsibility, selfishness, denial, contradictory statements about behaviour, confusion of love and abuse, intrusiveness, and putting a child in the centre of efforts to coerce a partner.