In the Media

Curfews planned for mothers who block fathers' visits

PUBLISHED December 1, 2004

Divorced and separated women who defy court orders and refuse to let their former partners see their children may be subjected to curfews and electronically tagged under a draft bill expected from the government soon.

Judges will be given powers to impose a range of sanctions on parents who flout contact orders, including forcing them to do community service or undergo anger management courses. Ordering defiant parents to see a psychiatrist for an assessment has not been ruled out.