Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 - Exposure Draft
The Australian Government has approved the release 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.
The Bill focuses on prioritising the safety of children whose rights and interests are considered under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). This Bill would amend the Family Law Act to strengthen the role of family courts, advisers and parents in preventing harm to children while continuing to support the concept of shared parental responsibility and shared care where these are safe.
Please note that submissions closed on 14 January 2011. Unless submissions are marked confidential they may be published. Submissions may be the subject to a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.