Recent Cases

GR v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2022] NSWCA 153 (18 August 2022) (Gleeson, Brereton and Mitchelmore JJA)


CHILD WELFARE – Care proceedings – Care order – Order allocating parental responsibility – Second appeal – Appeal from Equity Division decision upholding Final Care Order of Children’s Court – Best interests of the child – Where child has undertaken substantial course of medical treatment by consent of Community Services with limited contact with parents – Where child approaching adult age and permanency planning underway – Whether child should be restored to mother’s care – Holding that there are insufficient prospects that alternative order would be made on appeal to justify granting of leave to appeal – Summons seeking leave to appeal dismissed