Families and Marriage Publications
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As part of your application to become a marriage celebrant, you are required to provide referee reports using this template.
Minutes from the Family Law Council’s meeting held on 29-30 May 2023 in Sydney.
This page provides information about the National Principles to Address Coercive Control in Family and Domestic Violence. It also provides information and factsheets about coercive control and supports that are available.
Attorney-General's Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks Meeting Minutes – 25 May 2023
Minutes from the Celebrant Associations and Networks meeting on 25 May 2023.
Use this form to make a complaint about a government funded family law service provider.
Minutes from the Family Law Council’s meeting held on 27-28 February 2023 in Melbourne.
Attorney-General's Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks Meeting Minutes – 24 November 2022
Minutes from the Attorney-General's Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks Meeting on Thursday 24 November 2022.
A summary of statistics and key findings from consultation on the draft National Principles to Address Coercive Control.
Instructions on updating your personal details and consenting to SMS reminders in the Marcel portal.
Minutes from the Family Law Council’s meeting held on 28-29 November 2022 in Canberra.
This submission responds to the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023 consultation run by the Attorney-General’s Department. It mainly focuses on those areas that overlap with the Family Law Council’s terms of reference. The Family Law Council made the submission on 24 February 2023.
Provides information about how the Attorney-General's Department implements cost recovery for the regulation of marriage celebrants, reports financial and non-financial performance information and contains financial forecasts
Government Response to the Report to the Attorney-General on the Review of the Ban on Direct Cross-Examination under the Family Law Act 1975
Australian Government response to recommendations contained in the statutory review of the ban on direct cross-examination of parties in cases involving family violence.
This 2021 report outlines the statutory review of the ban on direct cross-examination of parties in cases involving family violence. The report evaluates the effectiveness of the legislative provisions and contains recommendations for improving the legal representation scheme.
In late October 2021 we released a consultation paper on 'Improving the competency and accountability of family report writers' following recommendations from the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Joint Select Committee's review into the family law system. We received 96 submissions from stakeholders and have summarised the responses to the questions in the Consultation Paper in a summary report.
Australian Government response to the inquiry of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System
Australian Government response to the 4 reports of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System. The reports contained recommendations for improving the operation of the family law system and Australia’s child support scheme.