A TASMANIAN toddler caught in the middle of a toxic custody battle has been placed on an airport watchlist to prevent his abduction by either parent.
Federal Circuit Court Judge Terry Mcguire ordered the one-year-old, known only as X, be placed on the Australian Federal Police’s watchlist at all international departure points until 2028.
Justice McGuire told a Burnie court that such a lengthy period was necessary because of the “toxic and untrusting” relationship between the estranged parents.
“Both parties are from [another country]. Their connections to Australia are tenuous. Their extended families on both sides remain [in the parent’s country of origin]. Their personal dislike and suspicions remain at a high level,” he said last week.
“To put it mildly, the entrenched caustic conflict between these two parents is so evident … their objectivity and insight into their infant child’s needs was clouded. It is in X’s best…
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