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Sweeping changes to family court announced as broader review of strained system continues
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The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will be combined as part of sweeping changes to the financially and emotionally crippling family law system, in an announcement by the Attorney-General Christian Porter today. Key points: The changes will come into effect from the start of 2019 Current delays in the family law system means most […]

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FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE FAMILY LAW ACT
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SENATOR THE HON GEORGE BRANDIS QC ATTORNEY-GENERAL LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE MEDIA RELEASE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE FAMILY LAW ACT I have today commissioned the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to undertake the first comprehensive review of the family law system since the commencement of the Family Law in 1976. This […]

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Change in policy to the provision of legal assistance in Family Relationship Centres
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The Attorney-General has now approved the revised Protocol which allows private lawyers to provide legally-assisted family dispute resolution (FDR) to clients in Family Relationship Centres, and represent them in subsequent litigation. The revised protocol is now effective and clients may engage a private lawyer for these purposes. Further details about the changes are outlined in […]

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Women abused by partners suffer lifelong health problems – study
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Women abused by partners suffer lifelong health problems – study First long-term Australian study to investigate impacts of intimate partner violence finds those who have survived abuse ‘recorded significantly poorer health’ Melissa Davey Tuesday 13 June 2017 15.43 AESTLast modified on Tuesday 13 June 2017 16.04 AEST Women who are abused by their partner suffer […]

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National Families Week
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Stronger Families: How to maintain the family unit after parental separation By Matt Stubbs, Head of Research and Service Development at Interrelate In Australia almost half of all divorces involve children (47.5% in 2015, Australian Bureau of Statistics). For the sake of their kids, even when separated, parents need to have a functional relationship that […]

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