False accusations are Disturbing
There was nearly one incident of family violence every eight minutes during December and January. About 6000 children, more than half under 5, witnessed those incidents
If you are a female thats been beaten, or a relative of a female murdered by her partner then the above article may be of some comfort to you. However, if you are a falsely accused male of domestic violence and have struggled with the ramifications of this action then you may be justifiably disturbed by this article.
Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier mentions caution in the granting of these protection orders but the article fails to point out the destructive nature of false accusations. I know from experience how a false claim starts a ‘steam roller’ that’s hard to stop. Every profession climbs on board to support the accuser, from doctors keen to assist by writing out certificates for damage that is not evident by anyone but the accuser, to lawyers who are keen to use the accusation to gain the upper hand in related matters. I don’t want men who beat their partners to get away with it either.
I don’t believe that the think tank on these matters is balanced. The article mentions that half the women murdered had protection orders in place.
Here is my input Mr Boshier….
- All accused, with a conviction of violence of any nature, to automatically be issued with Ex Parte protection order when requested.
- Those issued with protection orders to immediately be placed into counselling. This is imperative as they will experience stress levels likely to set off the very thing you are attempting to arrest. This immediate counselling needs to be set up specifically for this event.
- When women are found to be playing with this law and laying false or misleading accusations they should be punished far more severely than they are at the moment.
- The Law Society needs to be more involved in shaming Lawyers who clearly encourage women to lay charges of abuse as a tactic in their case. The integrity of family law is being devalued by the adoption of feminist ideology that women just don’t lie about these matters.
I notice that Judge Boshier made these remarks at a Hui. If that has relevance then it should be taken into consideration when issuing protection orders.