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On 5 August 2011 the council provided a further letter of advice in response to a request by the former Attorney-General and the former Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The letter of advice was on the issue of child support in cases of international parental child abduction.
An own motion letter of advice was provided to the former Attorney-General expressing concerns about the possible effect of a ruling regarding the application of section 10H and 10J of the Family Law Act 1975 to family dispute resolution intake assessments.
A letter of advice was provided on 14 March 2011 in relation to international parental child abduction in response to terms of reference issued by the former Attorney-General.
The council provided the former Attorney-General with a letter of advice on the former Australian Government’s policy initiative to enhance family dispute resolution.
The Family Violence Bill proposes amendments to the Family Law Act 1975. The Family Violence Bill sends a clear message that family violence and child abuse are unacceptable. I welcome your comments on this important legislative measure.
Draft Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010. Proposed amendments of the Family Law Act 1975 relating to family violence.
The council, by its own motion, provided a letter of advice to the former Attorney-General seeking consideration of broader information sharing and integration across the family law system to deal with family violence and child abuse.
In 2010, this report examined the impact of family violence, which had occurred before, during and or after parental relationship breakdown, on post-separation decision making and arrangements as viewed by children and parents.
In 2009, the Family Courts Violence Review was commissioned to assess the appropriateness of the legislation, practices and procedures that apply in cases before the federal family courts where issues of family violence arise, and to recommend any improvements.
Improving responses to family violence in the family law system: An advice on the intersection of family violence and family law issues
This is a report on the impact of family violence on children and on parenting, acknowledging the compounding issues of mental health problems and alcohol and substance abuse, as well as indigenous and cultural considerations.
The former Attorney-General was provided advice on amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 regarding mental health issues in the family law system.
The council provided the former Attorney-General with advice on the possible consequences of the Full Court’s decision in Black & Black on the validity of existing binding financial agreements.
A letter of advice was provided to the former Attorney-General concerning kinship carers of indigenous children and support for adherence to the Indigenous Child Placement Principle.
The discussion paper looked at arbitration of family law property and financial matters, focusing on compulsory arbitration but also considering ways of promoting voluntary arbitration in the family law sector.
The council considered arbitration of family law property and financial matters, focusing on compulsory arbitration but also considering ways of promoting voluntary arbitration in the family law sector.
The council considered the effect of the words in s90G of the Family Law Act 1975 and provided a letter of advice to the former Attorney-General.
This report deals with the issue of how family law processes can better address the need to vary parenting orders as family circumstances change and the need to distinguish variation issues from situations of serious non-compliance with court orders.
This is the third edition of the Family Law Council's stand-alone statistical report on various aspects of the Australian family law system.
Service charter brochure for clients of Family Relationship Centres.
Collaborative practice is a unique method of dispute resolution, which has the potential to deliver ongoing benefits to the general public and Australian professionals working in the family law area.