Children's Law News 2002

         

CLN 1 - January 2002

Children’s Court decisions

In the matter of J, K and C, Crawford CM.

Supreme Court decisions

Re Nerida [2001] NSWSC 1196, Kirby J.

Grace and Rita [2002] NSWSC 1, Hulme J.

CLN 2 - May 2002

Reports

Assessment Reports from the Children’s Court Clinic.

Children's Court decisions

In the matter of JS, Mitchell CM
Section 99(4) application.

In the matter of MB and BB, Crawford CM
Supervision order and an order for the provision of support services pursuant to s 74.

In the matter of FG, Crawford CM
Admissibility of expert evidence.

Papers

Orders Prohibiting Acts by Parents
A paper by John Crawford CM.

CLN 3 - June 2002

Children’s Court decisions

In the matter of Rajiv, Mitchell CM
Procedure to be followed for Notices of Breach of Supervision Order and/or Undertakings.

In the matter of Daniel, Mitchell CM
Order for support services, s74(4).

In the matter of Alice, Crawford CM
Joint conference of expert witnesses.

Supreme Court decisions

Re Oscar [2002] NSWSC 453, Hamilton J.

Emergency Care and Protection Applications
A view from Bao-Er.

Papers

‘Guardian ad Litem’
A paper by Robert McLachlan, solicitor.

CLN 4 - July 2002

Children’s Court decisions

Re M children - Mitchell CM.
Section 90 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, Rescission and variations of orders and the issue of leave.

Supreme Court decisions

Re James [2001] NSWSC 1178 - Hamilton J.
Representation of a child in Supreme Court Proceeding

Court of Appeal decisions 

S v Department of Community Services [2002] NSWCA 151
Leave applications, s 91 appeals to the District Court.

CLN 5 - July 2002

Papers

Assessment Orders - The Role and Accountability of Clinicians from the Children’s Court Clinic - A paper by Robert McLachlan, solicitor.

CLN 6 - August 2002

Children's Court decisions

Re Tina - Mitchell CM
Section 90, power to grant leave to seek rescission/variation and in the grant of leave, to limited areas in relation to which rescission/variation may be sought.

Supreme Court decisions

Re Tyrone [2002] NSWSC 619 - Sully J
Section 74, Order for provision of support services.

Papers

Domestic Violence: Its Relevance and Proof in Care Proceedings 
A paper by Robert McLachlan, solicitor.

CLN 7 - September 2002

Children’s Court decisions

Re Nerida - Dive SCM
Section 90(2A), the exercise of the courts discretion to grant leave to bring a rescission/variation application

Supreme Court decisions

Director General, New South Wales Department of Community Services v Children's Court of New South Wales & Ors; Re Peters & Ors [2002] NSWSC 679 - O’Keefe J
Cross-examination of Authorised Clinician, giving reasons to indicate that the purposes of the Act and the factors particular to the exercise of a discretion have been considered and weighed.

Papers

Guardian ad Litems - addendum to Robert McLachlan’s paper.

CLN 8 - October 2002

Children’s Court decisions

Re MB, PB and MMB - Zdenkowski CM
The operation of section 78A(4).

In the matter of Ryan and Zeena - Mitchell CM
Expert’s reports from family law proceedings not to be sent to the Children’s Court Clinic in these circumstances.

In the matter of Jack - Hunt CM
Significant change in relevant circumstance, the exercise of discretion in s 90, the applicant should not benefit from grant of leave on basis of own non-compliance, the use of alternative remedy under s 73.

Papers

The Issue of Warrants - A paper by John Crawford, Children’s Magistrate.

CLN 9 - November 2002

Children's Court decisions

In the matter of Toby - Crawford CM
The Director-General’s assessment of whether restoration is a realistic possibility pursuant to s 83.

Papers

Assessment of Parenting Capacity pursuant to s 54(1) of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 
A view from the Children’s Court Clinic.