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Zali Steggall and family law: part of the disease, not the cure

30 September 2019

5:00 AM

30 September 2019

5:00 AM

Independent MP Zali Steggall has put her hand up to sit on the government’s family law inquiry.

She has warned it needs to be “balanced” and “handled sensitively”.

Presumably this is a joke?

Steggall was a barrister specialising in family law before entering Parliament this year, she was part of the system.

She is as far from impartial as it is humanly possible to be.

Where is the outrage?

Where is the fury?

Of course there is none because this supposedly “Independent MP” lurks with the man-hating far left.

She is deemed to be on the correct side.

Pray tell, in what world is she more qualified than Senator Pauline Hanson who told Sky News’ Outsiders on Sunday morning her “greatest concern is for the children”?

In bravely flagging that women do indeed make false allegations, Hanson proved she is precisely what this inquiry needs if it is to be unbiased.

“It’s really dangerous to polarise this as being mothers’ rights versus fathers’ rights”, Steggall told the Nine Entertainment left-wing tabloids.

However, you don’t have to go digging too hard to find Steggall’s utterly biased view on domestic violence.

In her speech to Parliament on 25 July 2019 she referenced “violence against women”.

Her website also makes several references to feminist ideology.

This is precisely where discrimination against fathers begins.

To attempt to suggest that Steggall brings an open mind to the family law discussion is utterly deceitful.

To be neutral in this inquiry requires no ideology to be brought to the table that would suggest that “toxic masculinity” exists.

To be successful, this inquiry needs people sitting at the table who don’t recoil in horror at the mere suggestion that women make false allegations.

There should be one consideration during this inquiry; to listen without prejudice against either gender.

Hanson on Sunday reiterated her belief that separating parents should have equal 50/50 custody after a breakup unless there is a domestic violence order prior to separation or a history of violence.

Anyone who has a problem with that should not be allowed a seat at the table.

Feminist ideology is at the very heart of our family law crisis and it’s time it was not invited into the room.

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