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In 2016, the Australian Government invited public comment on an exposure draft of proposed legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 that would improve the family law system’s response to family violence.
In November 2016, the department sought views on ongoing professional development (OPD) requirements and the Guidelines on conflict of interest and benefit to business for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
In April 2012, Professor Richard Chisholm AM was engaged by the department to assist with the development of a best practice framework to improve the exchange of information by the federal family courts and the state and territory child protection systems. Outcomes were published in 2013 and 2014.
In 2010, the Australian Government released of an exposure draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 in order to facilitate further public consultation on proposed family law reforms. Submissions closed on 14 January 2011.