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Most Hague Convention return applications involve Australia

31 July 2019

Just over 80% of applications made for the return of a child or children under the Hague Convention since January 2018 have involved Australia.

In the 18 months since January 2018, 51 applications for return have been made, with 41 involving Australia.

Justice Minister Andrew Little has released information on Hague Convention return applications in response to a written parliamentary question from National MP Mark Mitchell.

Hague Convention return applications by month
MonthAustraliaCanadaN IrelandScotlandSth AfricaUKUSA
Jun-192      
May-194  11  
Apr-191      
Mar-1941     
Feb-191      
Jan-191      
Dec-181    1 
Nov-18      1
Oct-186      
Sep-18       
Aug-184 1    
Jul-181    1 
Jun-1811 1   
May-185      
Apr-183      
Mar-1831     
Feb-081      
Jan-183      
        
Total41312121

Last updated on the 16th September 2019