Pam* lived with her husband, her two year old child and a younger baby. She came to South West Community Legal Centre for help and told a lawyer that her husband’s verbally abusive, threatening and belittling behaviour had escalated to the point that he had deliberately submerged the two year old in the bath and had threateningly held the baby over the fire during an argument.
The lawyer drafted an immediate ouster order and rang around the registries to see where it could be heard immediately. Pam drove to Southport Magistrates Court, where the matter was heard immediately and the order granted.
*Not real name