It is only this year that a mother was gaoled for 4 months for refusing to allow the child to spend time with the Father. This was reduced to time served, approximately 2 months on appeal to the full court.
While the court continues to apply such a double standard, its orders will continue to be considered a joke by some parents. With the resultant consequences upon the children. And the fact remains that if is inappropriate to remove a child from its mother, then it is also inappropriate to remove the father for convenience sake.
While the courts continue to apply a double standard, our children will continue be used as both weapons and as shields.