''Reports from the paediatrician, the psychologist and the family support worker all indicated that things were going well, that she was a good mother, a caring mother and that this little girl was not at risk,'' the guardian says.
The case had then turned on the ''better parenting standard'' under the Family Law Act, which requires a court to determine what is in the best interests of the child.
''That's where we got caught. The act assumes the parties are normally the natural parents and where that is not the case it doesn't give preference to a natural parent. And it does not give protection to someone with a cognitive disability. It treats disability as a barrier to parenting just like drug addiction is a barrier.
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