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Please read this Guide carefully before completing the Application Form for the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt regarding Cooperation on Protecting the Welfare of Children.
The Agreement establishes a framework between the governments of Australia and Egypt to assist parents of either country to resolve disputes across international borders concerning their children.
Please read this Guide carefully before completing the Application Form for the Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Lebanon regarding Cooperation on Protecting the Welfare of Children.
Information to help you complete each section of the application form for access to a child under the Hague Convention.
Performance measures and KPIs for how we manage the Marriage Celebrants Program.
Interim Report on Families with Complex Needs and the Intersection of the Family Law and Child Protection Systems – Terms 1 & 2
The Interim Report to the Attorney-General focused on the first two terms of reference that address the prospect of having a streamlined, coherent and integrated approach to improve the overall safety of families and in particular children, while involved in the family law, child protection and family violence jurisdictions. The Interim Report was delivered to the Attorney-General on 30 June 2015.
The Framework applies to the regulation of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners administered by the Attorney-General’s Department. To assess the achievement of the KPIs, performance measures have been developed to support a process for an annual, externally validated self-assessment against the Framework.
How the Attorney-General’s Department will collect, store, use and disclose your personal information when you apply for the return of your child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention).
Published in 2014, this guide is to help Supporting Children after Separation Program (SCaSP) service providers provide seamless, appropriately differentiated service system for children and their parents.
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...
In May 2013, Professor Chisholm reviewed the sharing of experts' reports between the child protection system and the family law system. A taskforce comprising representatives from key stakeholder groups assisted with the preparation of this report, which was published in March 2014.
This report provides advice to the Attorney-General on a range of issues in relation to who is considered to be a parent under the Family Law Act 1975. The council considered the changes in family structures and the differing ways families are now being formed, the role and meaning of 'parent', as well as the inconsistent, inappropriate and discriminatory outcomes for children on the basis of the status of the people who are raising them or the way in which the child's family was formed.
The council is an agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and is required to comply with the requirements of the FOI Act relating to the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). The council has prepared its IPS Agency Plan in accordance with subsection 8(1) of the FOI Act.
In 2012, an independent review of the Family Law Pathways Networks was conducted to produce an overall picture of the operation of the networks, and to assess the value of the networks against the objectives and the value to family law system professionals.
Government Response to the Australian and NSW Law Reform Commissions': Family Violence – a national legal response
Australian Government response to recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission Report 114 and New South Wales Law Reform Commission Report 128: Family Violence – A National Legal Response Final Report (2010) that recommend unilateral action by the Australian Government.
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 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.
Transcript of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions. On 21 March 2013, the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard apologised on behalf of the Australian Government to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices.
Following the National Apology for Forced Adoptions in 2013, motions of apology were moved in the House of Representatives and in the Senate.
In March 2013, this paper was published. The aim was to find ways to ensure that information relevant to decisions about children is appropriately shared between the family law system, the state and territory child protection system, and the legal aid commissions and independent children's lawyers.