Webinar with Zoe Rathus AM

Webinar with Zoe Rathus AM

Parental Alienation in the Australian family law system

The Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar with leading family law expert, Zoe Rathus AM on the topic of 'Parental Alienation in the Australian family law system: contradictions, collisions & consequences'.



Thursday 18 March 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM (AWST)

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This webinar will explore the concept of parental alienation in the Australian family law system, and particularly will look at the impact of tensions between:

  • the philosophy of shared post-separation parenting;
  • family and domestic violence;
  • protection of children from harm;
  • allegations of alienation of children from a parent; and
  • ways the idea of parental alienation can be misused.


Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to email WA.FamilyPathwayNetwork@relationshipswa.org.au or call (08) 6164 0380.

Zoe Rathus AM

Zoe Rathus AM is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University Law School. She has published and presented widely on women and the law, particularly the family lay system and the impact of family violence on women and children.

Zoe commenced in private practice in 1981 and became coordinator of the Women's Legal Service in 1989 - where she then worked for 15 years. She has been at Griffith University since 2005. Zoe has been a vocal advocate for legal system reform for nearly 40 years.

She is currently Chairperson of the Immigrant Women's Support Service and a member of the Queensland Law Society Domestic Violence Committee.

Zoe has received a number of awards, including an Order of Australia in 2011 for her service to women, the law, indigenous peoples and education.