Having spent the past 5.5yrs years going through the family court system, I can honestly say that it does need a complete overhaul. However more importantly than having things rushed through, there needs to be more emphasis placed on allowing vindictive people to use the system to control and manipulate others. All to often evidence of outright lies, abuse and manipulation of police and the family court system are ignored hearing after hearing until finally having a full 3+ day trial. If lawyers were ethical and legal aid actually looked at the evidence in the beginning and refused to represent and fund victacious custody fights, then the system would actually work for the people who need it.
Totally agree that we need men to stand up and speak out when we loose a woman to violence. However while it okay to spotlight the Scomo for his lack of apparent lack of voice, what about the opposition leader who is a woman who has the opportunity to be just as vocal? At the end of the day as a survivor of domestic violence it doesn't matter if it is a man or a woman, we need everyone to be speaking loudly about the scourge of violence against women.