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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.
Declaration for Registered Training Operators (RTOs) with the Certificate IV in Celebrancy to report the completion of units by marriage celebrants to count as ongoing professional development.
Position paper on conflict of interest and benefit to business for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants
This paper explains the department’s new policy, which reflects submissions received on the discussion paper and responses to the online survey
This paper was developed following consultation with celebrants, their representatives, training organisations and other key stakeholders including state and territory registries of births, deaths and marriages (BDMs) and aspiring marriage celebrants. In addition, the Attorney-General’s Department held further discussions with celebrant representatives in May 2017 and with the current Ongoing professional development (OPD) panel in June 2017, about the contents of this paper.
Draft Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017. Proposed amendments of the Family Law Act 1975.
Results from the 2017 online survey seeking views on the Guidelines on conflict of interest and benefit to business requirements for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
Results from the 2017 online survey seeking views on ongoing professional development (OPD) requirements for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
Submissions received for the OPD and Guidelines for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants consultation
In November 2016, the department sought views on ongoing professional development (OPD) requirements and the Guidelines on conflict of interest and benefit to business for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants. Submissions received by the department are available, unless provided in confidence.
The consultation paper invited public comment on an exposure draft of proposed legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to address direct cross-examination of parties in family law proceedings involving family violence.
Currently, families experiencing violence and conflict are often required to engage with multiple courts to address their legal needs. These proposed changes are intended to reduce the need for some families to navigate both the state/territory and federal court systems.
Submissions received for the Proposed amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to respond to family violence consultation
On 9 December 2016, the Attorney-General released an exposure draft and paper on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill for public consultation. The following submissions were received by the department in response to the consultation.
Draft Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill. Proposed amendments of the Family Law Act 1975 relating to family violence.
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.
A full list of Family Law Council members, dating back to November 1976.
Final Report on Families with Complex Needs and the Intersection of the Family Law and Child Protection Systems – Terms 3, 4 & 5
The Final Report to the Attorney-General, delivered on 30 June 2016, focused on terms three, four and five of the reference. The report concentrates on opportunities to enhance collaboration and information sharing within the family law system as well as other support services such as child protection, mental health, family violence, drug and alcohol, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and migrant services.
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.
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.
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.
The guide helps applications understand the requirements your application must satisfy in order to meet the terms of the convention.
The Agreement establishes a framework between the governments of Australia and Lebanon to assist parents of either country to resolve disputes across international borders concerning their children.