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Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 14 May, 2012 - 1:11 PM
Kids without voices

FOLLOW-UP: What is the real legal issue the four girls are facing?

Deborah Awyzio is President of the Family Law Practitioners Association, speaks with Greg Cary about the Hague Convention, apparently it is not about the children, or even the mother, it is about Jurisdiction.

PLAY: Deborah Awyzio with Greg Cary

MONDAY: An impassioned plea from four girls who are being forced to go Italy to live with their father against their will.  Their Great Grandmother Caryl and Grandmother Kate have called to speak with Greg Cary to beg for help.

PLAY: Great-Grandmother Caryl with Greg Cary


PLAY: Grandmother Kate with Greg Cary

Blog comments Your Say

  • Children know wrong from right. Good from Bad.These sisters know what they want & need to be heard & listened too!So do many others out there. All children need to be respected. Children are not scared to speak in court we are scared of what they have to say! Family Law Court need to Listen in court & let children have their say thats all they have their voices.. Lets LISTEN

    kat Tuesday 3 July, 2012 - 2:53 PM
  • The 4 Hidden Sisters Facebook Page:

    2 sides to every story Friday 1 June, 2012 - 1:12 AM
  • Like many, I am a "victim" of the Family Court of Australia. Where a child lives is as contenscious an issue as who they live with. When one parent is made to stay in a place where they have no family support, it is devastating. All other issues aside, the bottom line is that no one parent should have control over where the other parent lives for what can be up to 18 yrs. It should be shared, one parent gets to spend an extended time frame in their country or state, and the other parent could join them if they wish. Thats equality and democratic. What currently happens now is a human rights issue.

    Jo Jacobus Tuesday 22 May, 2012 - 6:38 PM
  • Give the girls their own Legal Representative and let them have their day in court.

    Let these girls have their say. They are not possessions, they are human beings with rights.

    The Commonwealth is paying the fathers bill, so they can pay the girls too.

    "Kids Without Voices"

    Julie Saturday 19 May, 2012 - 2:47 PM
  • The family law court is not held accountable nor is it scrutinized, as these holy than thou powerful judges have a protective blanket over them hiding an emotional cesspool seething with injustices they don't live in the real world.
    They have too much power for one person over children's lives and their future and are responsible for more deaths, murders & suicides.
    Its family breakdowns based on the criminal system because it treats ordinary people like criminals so out of desperation for the love of their children and safety are being forced to behave like criminals.
    This sick family court system needs a big overhaul for the suffering children's sake!

    Lynne Kennedy Thursday 17 May, 2012 - 1:39 PM
  • Once more our legal system behaves shamefully. The children should have a say. I'm embarrassed this judge is Australian. Show some compassion.

    Garry Thursday 17 May, 2012 - 11:08 AM

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