Continuing the critical analysis of 'meaningful relationships' in the context of the 'twin pillars'

Cooper, Donna M. (2011) Continuing the critical analysis of 'meaningful relationships' in the context of the 'twin pillars'. Australian Journal of Family Law, 25(1), pp. 33-53.

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This article continues the critical analysis of ‘meaningful relationships’ in the context of the operation of the ‘twin pillars’ which underpin the parenting provisions. It will be argued that the attitude of judicial officers to three key questions influence how they interpret this concept and consequently apply the best interest considerations.

Relevant to this discussion is an examination of the Full Court’s approach to the key parenting sections, particularly the interaction of the primary and additional considerations. Against this backdrop, a current proposal to amend the ‘twin pillars’ will be examined.

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ID Code: 48209
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: parenting law, children, meaningful relationships, twin pillars, Family Law Ac t
ISSN: 0817-623X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Donna Cooper
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2012 23:59
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2012 23:59

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