Airport Watch List Orders
Often of great concern to Clients in parenting disputes is the risk of the other parent taking a child outside Australia without their knowledge or consent.
This is often of great concern because once a child leaves the Commonwealth of Australia, there may be little or nothing the Australian Courts or authorities can do to ensure the return of the child to Australia.
Fortunately, under Australian law, any risk of a child being taken overseas in such circumstances can be dealt with urgently by putting the child’s name of the Airport Watch List. The list is maintained by the Australian Federal Police and will result in the Australian Federal Police being notified if the child (or adult whose name may also be placed on the Watch List) attempts to leave Australia at any port or airport.
At Argent Law, our experienced family law solicitors have successfully brought Air Port Watch List Applications in the Court and prevented a child (or children) being taken out of Australia without the knowledge or Consent of the other parent.