Family Relationship Centres are a critical entry point or gateway for families, who may or may not have children, to the broader family law and family suppor
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Welcome to the latest edition of Marriage Celebrant Matters. This newsletter contains important information about news and events.
The portal gives you access to add ongoing professional development (OPD) activities you have completed and upload your certificate of completion.
The purpose of this public consultation is to seek the views of interested stakeholders to identify opportunities to streamline the administrative and regulatory arrangements associated with the Marriage Celebrants Program.
This document has been prepared by the Attorney-General’s Department to provide family counsellors with general information about their role and responsibilities under the Family Law Act 1975 (the Family Law Act).
Draft document for review - Notice of intended marriage (NOIM) form, following the commencement of marriage equality in December 2017.
The services outlined in the fact sheet are designed to help resolve family law matters quickly and safely, while looking after your wellbeing. Some of the services are also available to family members and friends of couples experiencing relationship issues.
This Protocol assists Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) and practising legal professionals with the provision of legal information and advice to FRC clients, and is in addition to the standard professional duties and obligations required of legal professionals, Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) practitioners, and other FRC staff.
This checklist can be used to assist authorised celebrants meet their obligations when receiving, sighting, submitting/lodging and retaining electronic copies of marriage documents.
This fact sheet provides information about an authorised celebrant’s obligations in relation to receiving, sighting, lodging and retaining electronic copies of marriage documents.
Guidelines to follow when advertising your services as a marriage celebrant.
The guiding principles were developed to protect vulnerable witnesses in family violence and family law proceedings. They are for use in all jurisdictions.
Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of the Family Law System; Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System.
Each year we report on our performance. New reports are published as they become available.
This Fact Sheet provides general information about practice issues and queries that family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners may encounter.
This Protocol applies to Grantees party to a grant agreement with the Department of Social Services (DSS) on behalf of the Attorney-General’s Department, under which the Grantee is approved to receive funding through the Commonwealth’s Family Relationship Services Program (FRSP), to operate a Family Relationship Centre.
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.
On 18 October 2018, an evaluation of the Family Advocacy and Support Services was finalised. The evaluation was conducted by Inside Policy Pty Ltd.
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Surrogacy Matters
2018 announcement that the Australian Taxation Office will be authorised to provide superannuation information directly to the courts to speed up the time it takes to resolve family law disputes.