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Structural reform of the federal courts - Overview

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Subject to the passage of legislation before the Parliament, the Family Court of Australia (Family Court) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) will be brought together to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFC).

The current court structure and overlapping family law jurisdiction between the Family Court and FCC leads to significant inefficiencies, confusion, delays, additional costs and unequal experiences for many families. This results in poor outcomes for some children and families. The reforms will address these inefficiencies.