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Review of Information sharing in family law and child protection

Review

Closing date

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.

Reports

The report includes a model information sharing agreement to guide the development of agreements between the family law courts, child welfare authorities and relevant stakeholders.​

The sharing of experts' reports between the child protection system and the family law system

Consultation
In May 2013, Professor Chisholm reviewed the sharing of experts' reports between the child protection system and the family law system. A taskforce comprising representatives from key stakeholder groups assisted with the preparation of this report, which was published in March 2014.

Information-sharing in family law and child protection—Enhancing collaboration

Consultation
In March 2013, this paper was published. The aim was to find ways to ensure that information relevant to decisions about children is appropriately shared between the family law system, the state and territory child protection system, and the legal aid commissions and independent children's lawyers.
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