A MOTHER has failed in her bid to quash court orders relating to access visits with her daughter, including that she not smoke around the girl and refrain from giving her too much junk food.The orders were among several imposed by the Children’s Court last year after the woman’s daughter, then aged four, was removed from her care in 2007.For legal reasons the girl can be known only as Allegra. Her parents cannot be identified.In January last year the girl was placed in the care of the Department of Community Services, with her father to assume sole responsibility for her care after 12 months. At the time the mother gave undertakings that, until Allegra turned 18, she would not see the girl while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs, allow her to be exposed to domestic violence, or denigrate or criticise Allegra’s father or his family in her daughter’s presence.She agreed to further court orders in September last year, including that she refrain from smoking around Allegra and ensure she was given healthy food, rather than ”excessive junk food including sugary foods”.The mother is seeking to appeal to the District Court against the previous court orders and be granted shared parental responsibility for Allegra. She also applied to the Supreme Court to quash the orders she agreed to in September.But Justice Robert Forster yesterday dismissed her application, saying there was a discretion not to intervene when another adequate remedy, such as an appeal, was available.
Nanjing Night Net

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