Melton & Maddison 2014 FamCAFC 136

At the request of a mother, a judge issued a specific order that the father be restrained from leaving his child aged 4 years in the sole care of his family members (restrained from contact with extended family).  The mother gave evidence that four members of the father’s extended family had published a series of exchanges on Facebook that were offensive to her (denigrate).  The father appealed against the restraint saying that no risk to the child had been established.

The appeal was dismissed.