Unacceptable risk and best interests

  • Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Western Australia, Guidelines for Independent Children’s Lawyer (2013).
    ‘The Guidelines have also been issued for the purposes of providing practitioners, parties, children and other people in contact with the family law courts, with information about the courts' general expectations of ICLs. The Guidelines set out these expectations as they relate to children in circumstances where allegations of child abuse and/or family violence are made, children from culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities, children with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and where applications arise for the authorisation of special medical procedures and other orders relating to the welfare of children.’ See at pp 9-10 (section 6.8), which considers Interim hearings.
  • Family Violence Best Practice Principles – December 2016.