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Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System

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In 2017 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was asked to conduct a comprehensive review into the family law system including the Family Law Act 1975, with a view to making necessary reforms to ensure the family law system meets the contemporary needs of families and effectively addresses family violence and child abuse.

Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System (final report)

The ALRC concluded its review, and presented its Final Report. The Final Report and a Summary Report are now available from the ALRC website.

Government Response to the ALRC Report

On 21 March 2021 the Australian Government released its response to the ALRC Report 135: Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System. It outlines the government's position on each of the ALRC's 60 recommendations for reform.

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