Family Violence & Children's Committee

The Family Violence and Children’s Committee considers issues arising in relation to family violence and children who come in contact with the legal system. The committee discusses issues experienced by family violence victims, including self-represented parties, as they seek to access legal protections in the ACT. The committee also considers laws that bring about differential treatment of children as compared to adults. Committee members regularly contribute their insights towards law reform proposals, drawing on their considerable experience working with victims of family violence.

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Policy and Research Team on committee@actlawsociety.asn.au.

Membership

  • Courtney Mullen (Chair)
  • Amelia Barclay
  • Catherine Coles
  • Adrian Curtis
  • Chris Donohue
  • Shireen Faghani
  • Tich Pasipanodya
  • Elizabeth Reardon
  • Bernadette Smyth
  • Representative: Legal Aid ACT (Amy Begley, Louisa Bartlett)
  • Representative: ACT Community Services Directorate (Alex Tandy)
  • Staff: Policy & Research Team (Sonali Kagithala)

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