Date(s) - 18/03/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Parental Alienation in the Australian family law system: contradictions, collisions & consequences
Thursday, 18 March 2021 1:00-2:30pm AEDT
This webinar will explore the concept of parental alienation .in the Australian family law system, and particularly will look at the impact of tensions between: • the philosophy of shared post-separation parenting; • family and domestic violence; • protection of children from harm; • allegations of alienation of children from a parent; and • ways the idea of parental alienation can be misused.
Zoe Rathus AM is a senior lecturer at the Griﬃth University Law School. She has published and presented widely on women and the law, particularly the family law system and the impact of family violence on women and children. Zoe commenced in private practice in 1981 and became coordinator of the Women’s Legal Service in 1989 – where she then worked for 15 years. She has been at Griﬃth University since 2005. Zoe has been a vocal advocate for legal system reform for nearly 40 years. She is currently Chairperson of the Immigrant Women’s Support Service and a member of the Queensland Law Society Domestic Violence Committee. Zoe has received a number of awards, including an Order of Australia in 2011 for her services to women, the law, Indigenous peoples and education.