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It is a very difficult situation, and if she does leave with the child without the father's consent, he can obtain a recovery order where the court will request that the child be returned to Melbourne.
The court cannot request that she returns to Melbourne as the order only applies to the child.
How old is the child?
Is there a possibility she may be suffering post natal depression and is anything being done to assist her?
Is there a possibility that you may be able to go down and spend some time with her and also arrange for her to speak to a solicitor in Melbourne?
Is she currently employed?
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