I spent last weekend at another great Birdsville Races!!!!
A quick trip up Big Red before heading back to Brisbane, before heading to Longreach this week.
Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend and made such a spectacular Outback Experience. Thank you to everyone who dug deep and helped us raise some much needed money for the Royal Flying Doctors. Every dollar counts and I know regions like Birdsville heavily rely on the service of the RFDS.
Thanks to Paul Murray for coming out with me to experience the weekend also.
Being out there for Father’s Day, I couldn’t help but think of all the great dads out there as well as those who’ve gone through and are still going through our abysmal family law system.
I haven’t given up on family law reform.
As you’re no doubt aware, the Government gave me a review into Family Law within the first 12 months of being elected. Senator Brandis at the time acknowledged that I’d fought hard to have the first inquiry into the laws since they were first introduced. That review is almost finalised and in the last week of Parliament, I was hoping to have parts of that preliminary report released.
Family Law Changes Officially Announced
Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough support on the Senate floor, so we have to wait for a few more months. Once that report is released, I expect to go hard on having any sensible recommendations implemented.
It’s not acceptable for any parent to be withheld from seeing their children if they’re fit and willing to play a role in their lives.
No parent should have the right to deny you access to your kids if you’re not a druggie or physical threat to them.
I want to see change and I don’t plan on giving up. This means too much to so many men and their families to have the family laws changed. We must start with the laws so that the courts have no choice but to give balance back to both parents.