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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Information on Caretaker Conventions can be found on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Families and marriage

We help to deliver a supportive and accessible family law system. We also provide guidance about getting married in Australia and information for marriage celebrants.

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Getting married in Australia

Find out who can get married in Australia, and what you need to do before and after you get married.


Children and family law

The Family Law Act 1975 focuses on the rights of children and the responsibilities that each parent has towards their children.

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International parental child abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is the main international agreement that covers international parental child abduction.

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