The Resource 'Kangaroo court' : family law in Australia, John Hirst

'Kangaroo court' : family law in Australia, John Hirst

Label
'Kangaroo court' : family law in Australia
Title
'Kangaroo court'
Title remainder
family law in Australia
Statement of responsibility
John Hirst
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Family Court was a progressive reform of the 1970s. Now it is perhaps the most hated institution in Australia. In the first Quarterly Essay of 2005, John Hirst investigates what went wrong. This is a measured yet unsparing appraisal which interleaves individual cases with compelling legal and moral argument. Hirst takes us deep into the workings of the Court and the domestic apocalypses it sees every day. He explores the Court's fervour to uphold the best interests of the child no matter what and traces its chilling consequence: a court where malicious allegations regularly go unpunished. He notes the Court's enormous power over individual lives, as well as its self-proclaimed status as a 'caring court', and wonders at its ability to overlook the defiance of its own authority. In closing, he considers how to reform an institution that has bred antagonism and extremism and too often entrenched paranoia and despair. Lucid and urgent, 'Kangaroo Court' is a cautionary tale about the perils of high-mindedness when it comes to dealing with the breakdown of families
Member of
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AU-TuBDP
Characteristic
sound
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirst, John
Intended audience
Adult
Series statement
Quarterly Essay
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Custody of children
  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic relations
Target audience
adult
Label
'Kangaroo court' : family law in Australia, John Hirst
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLI_023034&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921825163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921825163
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
'Kangaroo court' : family law in Australia, John Hirst
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLI_023034&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921825163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921825163
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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