The Family Law Council has been asked by the Attorney-General to identify any gaps in existing legislation and where there is a need, consider introducing new offences to strengthen Australias response to the issue. Council has been requested to pay particular regard to the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction.
The Family Law Council will provide its report to the Attorney-General by March 2011. The Terms of Reference are available at: www.ag.gov.au/flc
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Family Law Council enquiry into international child abduction.
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