It's a political stunt and makes women and children's lives "a political football".
Mid-North Coast anti-domestic violence champion and agitator Leonie McGuire has questioned prime minister Scott Morrison's decision to appoint One Nation's Pauline Hanson as deputy chair of yet another review into family law.
She considers the move a "threat to women and children".
Ms Hanson has described some women as "liars" for making false allegations of domestic violence.
"There are people out there who are nothing but liars and who will use that in the court system," she told ABC radio on Wednesday.
The Australian Law Reform Commission made 60 recommendations in its review of family made just a few months ago while a house of representatives inquiry also made 33 recommendations in 2018.
It appears that none of those recommendations have been implemented.
Ms McGuire, who won the Edna Ryan Award for her work for her work in the area, says current data is available in the latest review and inquiry.
"Basically all the data is available," she said. "It already exists because of that report.
"There was a review by the Howard government in 2008 following by the latest review.
"This review - with Pauline Hanson as deputy chair - will be a waste of time and resources because the data already exists," she said.
However, this latest review - with Pauline Hanson as deputy chair - will be a waste of time and resources - the data already exists.Leonie McGuire
Men's advocacy group Men's Rights Agency director Sue Price says the national organisation meets with around 5000 people in the last year.
"That includes men and women and brothers and sisters," she said.
"We've been going for 26 years and try to provide assistance to men who are going through family law problems. These men and trying to stay in their children's lives.
"Our role includes organising a solicitor."
Ms Price says there are a lot of happy dads and happy kids because of their work.
"It is getting pretty disastrous with allegations - a lot of them false - of domestic violence incidents," she added.
Ms Prices says 85 per cent of their clients approach the advocacy group because they can't see their children while another five per cent contact them regarding child support issues.
"About five to 10 per cent would see us for domestic violence issues," she said.
Ms McGuire says the law reform commission's report was based on good, evidence-based social science.
The report noted that many women can't access legal services because they don't have any money and they are forced to self-represent.
"And many women do that in a state of fear because they can be cross-examined by the perpetrators," she said.
It's a stitch-up.Leonie McGuire
"Scott Morrison is basically using Pauline Hanson as a political football because he wants her vote (in the senate).
"It's a stitch-up.
"The Labor Party has already said this matter should be a bipartisan process.
"I consider Hanson a threat to women and children," Ms McGuire said.
"She is immune to evidence and captive to the hostile male backlash to women.
"She claims that the women she listens to are liars but the men she listens to are not."
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