Reports that have been widely published this morning stating that a man has strapped a bomb to himself at the Family Court in Parramatta need to be corrected.

The incident did not occur at the Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court premises in Parramatta. Based on information provided by the police, a check of the Courts records indicates that this man has not had proceedings in either of these courts.

Denise Healy
National Media and Public Affairs Manager
Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Phone: 03 8600 4357 or 0409 743 695
Email: denise.healy@familycourt.gov.au