The presumption of equal shared parental responsibility (ESPR) in family law shifts the focus of decision makers away from child safety and the best interests of children. With up to 85% of family court matters involving domestic and family violence, presuming parents should have contact puts children in danger.The current system places victims of violence on the backfoot in court, mediation and in their negotiations with the violent perpetrator. The legislation is complicated, easily misunderstood and its links to equal time incentivise violent perpetrators to pursue their “rights” in the court and other processes putting kids at risk. It is also very complex, making trials and legal processes longer and more expensive. Kids safety should always come first in family law. Show your support now for the removal of the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility in the Family Law Act.