Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) - in partnership with the Family Court of Australia - will deliver professional development services to Indonesian court judges in 2012, thanks to a new contract with AusAID.
The new contract aims to ensure the voice of women and children is heard during court hearings; and will involve RAV developing and delivering professional training for Sharia Court Judges in Indonesia next year. This is the first time that RAV has extended its services to an international client base.
The contract resulted from discussions between RAV's General Manager Client Services, Dr Ian Law - and the Family Court of Australia, on potential joint venture projects in South East Asia. Negotiations continued after Dr Law presented a paper at the International Association for Court Administration (IACA) Asia Pacific regional conference in Indonesia in March. The conference was attended by the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and the Chief Federal Magistrate. The importance of this event to the region was evidenced by an official opening by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
The training contract is being fully funded by AusAID.
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