Media Release – May 12, 2021

The Family Court of Australia (FCoA) and Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) welcome significant funding announced last night as part of the 2021-22 Budget, together with other recent funding, which allows for the appointment of 2 additional FCoA judges, and 8 additional FCC judges. It also provides for important judicial support and reform measures.

The $100 million of additional resources (over the four years to 2024-25) will help to introduce much-needed support to judges and reforms that will lead to a reduction in delays and improve safety outcomes for litigants involved in family law and other disputes.

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Hon Will Alstergren said that the Courts have been working incredibly hard to introduce reforms that will lead to significant benefits to litigants, particularly in the area of family law.  Click here to read more