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Privacy/Confidentiality laws + process to bring affidavits from prev proceedings into the current proceedings

Privacy/Confidentiality Laws to protect documents sent to a child psychiatrist + query re: process to follow to bring affidavits from prev proceedings into the curr proceedings

Hi.

As part of meeting a child psychiatrist for my legal case (the second one in the FCoA in as many years), I offered to produce documents from the previous court proceedings and was told that all documents ought to come through the ICL. The latter asked me to list the documents I wanted to send and then forwarded that list to the other party. The other party's lawyers objected all the way, saying that affidavits produced in the previous court proceedings were unrelated, that the documents I had provided to the child psychiatrist for the previous court proceedings were unrelated, that they wanted a full copy of the documents I had provided to the child psychiatrist in the original court proceedings, etc.

My counter-argument was that the documents produced in the previous court proceedings were vital to provide the current child psychiatrist with the complete and full picture of the situation from the very beginning, that the documents provided to the child psychiatrist in the previous court proceedings would also be useful to the child psychiatrist in the second court proceedings, etc.

After weeks of sending faxes back and forth, the ICL has written to the FCoA judge asking for an urgent re-listing of the court hearing as the appointed child psychiatrist would not have enough time to prepare his report as both parties were locked in a disagreement as to documents which were deemed useful for the child psychiatrist.

Without pre-empting what might happen next, my guess is that the judge would call in all parties and try to unlock the situation in order to stick to the previously set final court hearing dates (ie, set to early Jan 2008).

As such, I wanted to know precisely which laws pertaining to confidentiality and privacy I needed to quote so as to protect the contents of the documents I previously provided to the child psychiatrist in the first court proceedings. I also wanted to know whether there was a process I needed to follow so as to bring all affidavits from the previous court proceedings into the current court proceedings.

Many Thanks,

jb
See if you can follow this link it is to the FamCA site fact sheets on Family Consultants.

This fact sheet explains the role of family consultants in cases about children.

http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wcm/resources/file/ebf0b70be149875/Family_consultants_120207.pdf
 I also wanted to know whether there was a process I needed to follow so as to bring all affidavits from the previous court proceedings into the current court proceedings.

you just file/serve em buddy - and DON'T reply to any lawyer letters

see http://www.blokesworld.com/












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