The federal government has asked for a review of the Family Court's handling of a case involving the family of a young girl who was thrown from Melbourne's West Gate Bridge.
Darcey Freeman, four, died after she plunged 58 metres from the bridge last week.
Her father Arthur Phillip Freeman has been charged with her murder.
Darcey's relatives say the justice system ignored their fears about the girl's safety and failed to prevent her death.
Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has asked his department to review the family's case.
"Family law is an extremely difficult area and if there is anything we can learn from this tragedy to improve how the system is run we will not hesitate to take the necessary action," Mr McClelland said in a statement.
Victorian Premier John Brumby welcomed the review.
"Anybody that's got family or friends who dealt with the Family Court, you know the system isn't perfect, I think it's very timely to review this case and to see the way in which it was managed," Mr Brumby said.
"It's a federal responsibility and I think the sooner that review's undertaken the better."
Mr Brumby reiterated his desire to see a tribute to Darcey and all children built into Children's Week, which is held in the first week of October.
6 Feb 2009
In this age of equality where women demand equal rights as men, the same is NOT said in the Family Law Arena.
Men are generally given 'access rights' (i.e visitation rights every second weekend) to their children, by a Government that supported "Stolen Generations", and again is oppressing your right as a parent.
In one custody dispute, a bull dyke lesbian asked the male "Why do you wish to see your child?". No one has the right to ask you that question, as they are YOUR children, and NO ONE has the right to take YOUR child away from you.
These tragic results are as a reaction to a situation.
In this case there was a 2 year bitter custody dispute over Darcey.
If a woman pairs of with a partner, the biological father sees less of his OWN child than the stranger.
The law treats the male as a criminal, to prove himself innocent.