My children lives with the mother interstate. Only 3 weeks ago I had children matters just decided by the FCA ( Federal Court of Australia) and I am happy with the judgement. However the mother disagreed and she indicated that she will lodge an Appeal. There are orders afoot that the children are to spend time with me, the father, during the school holidays and one of them needs medical treatment with the Judge being specific with the medical practitioner to provide the treatment. Regrettably the mother disagrees with these orders and won't cooperate. She argued while there is an appeal underway that (a) she needs not comply with any orders everything is suspended and that (b) because she has been granted sole responsibility over long term decisions she can override the Family Court Orders in the best interests of the children. Is it too early to apply for contravention orders? I meant, will it annoy the Judge if I do since her decision was still fresh? The Sep/Oct school holidays just around the corner, how can I get an urgent hearing before mid September? Is this too ambitious so I just have to give up the idea of having the kids spending time with me then?