How are children heard in family law proceedings in Australia?
Fitzgerald, RM 2002, 'How are children heard in family law proceedings in Australia?', Southern Cross University Law Review, vol. 6, pp. 177-203.
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How children are heard in family law proceedings that affect them exploring the representations and understandings of childhood that are evident in Australian family law - the Family Law Act and its implementation construct certain meanings of childhood and make assumptions that allow for the regulation of children's voices - by identifying and acknowledging assumptions underpinning legal representations, it is hoped that the paper will participate in the process of understanding and communicating with children as a group - facilitating different ways of enabling children to speak and generate different insights into complex issues confronting children in family law.