- Family Court
Open the Youth Court and the Family Court, restricting only reporting that might hurt innocent third parties.
End pointless family group conferences, ensure youth justice processes result in enforceable decisions, making young offenders responsible and deterring re-offending.
No legal interference with schools upholding high behaviour standards.
No suppression of criminal records.
Investigate ways of achieving faster and fairer resolution of family disputes
Introduce legislation to make the Family Court more user-friendly and promote outcomes that assist families in settling their disputes in a timely manner to the benefit of all concerned
Implement changes to make the Family Court more transparent and less legalistic
Implement nationwide the successful 'Children in the Middle' programme to reduce the conflict and trauma for children caused by separation of their parents
Give the Youth Court power to issue new parenting orders.
Limit Family Group Conferences and have children referred to the Youth Court more promptly
Restructure the Family Court to ensure it is open to greater scrutiny
Review family legislation with a view to simplifying the provisions of the Care of Children Act and establishing a Protection of Families Act
[Give] the Family court more flexibility in dealing with family violence situations and removing the rigidity which exists in the current system