Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, June 4, 2021

Australia: Private Children's Contact Services Secure Child Visits

From ABC News:

Having an order as a result of court process does not guarantee a parent's child visits. Parent who has attempted to sign up for a government-funded centre in Western Sydney will likely face a minimum of six months of waiting time. The existence of COVID increased to a more than a year wait list.

Accordingly, parents turned to private market for help because sector is unregulated. Sahil shouldered the cost of enrolment for both parents, which was $400, and then he would spend $100 each hour to see his son.

The wait list and an inability to be open on weekends due to poor funding has contributed to the emergence of a soaring unregulated private market.

Read more here.

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