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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

Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, including family relationship breakdown. It encourages people to agree on arrangements without going to court.

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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.

Family dispute resolution

The law requires separating families who have a dispute about children to try to sort it out through family dispute resolution.

Family law system

Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues.

Family relationship services

Family relationship services offer a range of support services to help separating and separated parents

Family violence

The family law system plays a role in identifying families at risk of violence.

International family law and children

We provide information to help parents on issues such as international parental child abduction and protection.

Superannuation splitting laws

Find out how superannuation interests can be split when couples divide their property.