Family law publications
The following is a list of family law publications currently available.
Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of the Family Law System; Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System.
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Surrogacy Matters
This is a report about the experiences and needs of young people whose parents have separated. We are sharing what we learnt with judges, lawyers, counsellors and other people interested in improving the family law system.
The Department of Social Services commissioned the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation to develop and trial a suitable, evidence-based tool to measure the impact and effectiveness of family dispute resolution (FDR) services for clients.
Summary report commissioned by Interrelate and co-funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department
This report presents the findings of programs supporting separated families with dependent children, who have parenting orders in place, whether by consent or court-ordered, but are deemed likely to return to court in relation to disputation of those parenting arrangements.
This publication has been prepared by the Attorney-General’s Department with the assistance of Professor Richard Chisholm AM. It is a practical resource to assist parents with drafting parenting orders.
In 2016, KPMG was engaged to provide advice and assist in identifying how the future needs of the Australian community for family law services (FLS) can be best met over the long term and in a sustainable way.
This report sets out the overall findings of the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments, examining the effects of amendments that were intended to improve the family law system’s responses to matters involving family violence and safety concerns.
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Roundtable on Surrogacy
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Roundtable on Surrogacy – December 2015.
The department commissioned commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies to undertake a third wave of the Longitudinal Study of Separated Families (LSSF). The LSSF is a national study of parents with a child under 18 years old...
The Attorney-General's Department commissioned Allen Consulting Group to undertake independent research as part of the review of Family Support Program family law services in January 2012.
A report commissioned by the Attorney-General's Department from the Australian Institute of Family Studies to examine the use of independent children's lawyers (ICLs) in the family law system.
The department commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies to undertake a study of parents who separated prior to the implementation of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Matters) Act 2011.
Family Law DOORS is a standardised frontline screening tool and framework that has been developed for professionals to use to identify safety risks for clients across the family law system.