Children should be given the opportunity to speak directly to the court on family law matters, Tasmania’s Children’s Commissioner says.
Commissioner Leanne McLean on Wednesday appeared before a federal joint select committee looking into Australia’s family law system.
She told the committee that an Australian Law Reform Commission paper produced last year had found that children interviewed for the study did not feel as if they had been heard in family law matters.
“They didn’t feel that their views were necessarily given due weight or consideration in the process,” Ms McLean said.
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