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A New Decision-Making Framework for Property Matters in Family Law


Closing date

Submissions to this consultation closed on 9 July 2021.

We have released a consultation paper seeking stakeholder feedback on approaches for simplifying the property provisions in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

This paper will inform the implementation of aspects of the Australian Government’s response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) final report, Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System.

The ALRC made a range of recommendations for reform of the property regime, including that the Act be amended to specify the steps that a court will take when considering property orders. The ALRC also recommended simplifying the list of matters that a court may take into account.

In taking forward reform of the family law property regime, we sought the views of family law practitioners and experts, users of the family law system and the wider community.

Consultation paper

Submissions received

16 July 2021

Public submissions to the consultation paper on a new decision-making framework for family law property matters.

Contact details

Property Consultation
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit