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Key decisions

  • Dautry & Wemple [2018] FamCAFC 237
  • James & Snipper and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 235
  • Gadzen & Simkin [2018] FamCAFC 218
  • Ardagh (No. 2) [2018] FamCAFC 160


Court erred by staying mother’s contravention application pending her compliance with previous costs order 

In Dautry & Wemple [2018] FamCAFC 237 (3 December 2018) Austin J (sitting in the appellate jurisdiction of the Family Court of Australia) heard the mother’s appeal against the Federal Circuit Court’s dismissal of her application to vary a parenting order and an order staying her contravention application against the father until she paid $6,500 payable under a costs order made following her failed appeal against the parenting order. 

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