Hi, looks like I will be self representing in the WA Family Court. I reside in Qld. My daughter (at age 11 months) was taken from Queensland to Perth by her mother. I contacted the Brisbane family court to apply for a recovery order. They advised me to apply for parenting orders ( custody of children) as I could not prove my daughter was in any danger even though they were constantly moving address so how could I? I am on a disability support pension and applied to Legal Aid QLD who promptly shuttled me onto WA Legal Aid. Naturally they rejected me. However, I persevered and was eventually given a grant due to certain circumstances that I drew their attention to. My lawyer (from Malaysia) struggled with English causing many errors in representation and he refused to use the new technology and seemed very quick to criticise my mistakes yet make excuses for the magistrate, respondent's lawyer and 2 family consultants. He also thought I was a prisoner. It gets worse but I'm not going there now. I want to prove how I have attempted to continue a relationship with my daughter using the new technology as well as going there to see her which is extremely difficult for many reasons. My Legal Aid lawyer has just said he doesn't think I can win so he won't recommend funding. I am happy to self represent but am fed up with both states saying they shouldn't hear my application. I have applied for 5 weeks contact and now am fighting the magistrate insisting I do 12 'supervised' contacts in Perth first? No organisations can do this, and I shouldn't have to do this for one the magistrate and respondent's lawyer grossly exaggerated the time I had no physical contact with my daughter, and they as well as the 2 family consultants have disregarded all my letters, gifts, clothes, Skype calls, texts, email, usbs etc. This is plain wrong as well as not letting me speak (via audio link when they can be bothered) during hearing to correct so many mistakes that my lawyer was totally unaware of. Yes I did ring legal there. If anyone can help that would be much appreciated thank you.