Abuse victims forced back to Australia

Morning Report
Child abduction rules under the Hague Convention are forcing abuse victims back to Australia. (Photo: Radio NZ)

26 November 2018

Morning Report – Radio NZ

Listen: Child abduction rule forces abuse victims back to Australia

New Zealand women fleeing domestic violence in Australia are being forced back across the ditch under an international child abduction agreement. The Hague Convention was created in 1980 to force the return of a child when one parent takes them from their country of residence. But nearly 40 years on, critics say it’s being used to re-victimise women who have fled abusive relationships, putting them on a path towards further abuse.

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