In the case of Eades and Wrensted  [2014] FCWA 15

An application was granted to a mother to allow her to relocate from Perth to `City A’ in Thailand for 18 months with her children where her partner had secured employment.  The children are aged 10 and 4.  The application suspended the parenting order of five nights per fortnight to the father.  The father had opposed the application based on the current `political unrest’ in Thailand.  The Department of Foreign and Affairs and Trade (DFAT) had issued a Level 2 travel advice which advised Australian’s travelling to  Thailand  [to] `exercise a high degree of caution’.

Walters J at [208] accepted the mother’s evidence that she and Mr D were “responsible adults who [would] do everything in their power to ensure that the children [were] not exposed to any unacceptable risks”.

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