Outgoing Family Court chief justice Bryant in push to reform

Nicola Berkovic The Australian

  Diana Bryant. The nation’s system of three separate federal courts is not the most efficient way to administer justice and scrapping the Family Court could be one way to save money, says the court’s outgoing chief. As she steps down, Family Court chief justice Diana Bryant has called for the Family Law Act to […]

Family Court judge enters same-sex debate

Nicola Berkovic - The Australian

Children need to be raised in an environment where they are ­surrounded by happy, loving ­relationships, and it does not ­matter whether their parents are of the same sex or heterosexual, says the nation’s most senior ­family law judge. Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant, who has presided over many hundreds of disputes involving broken […]

Family law review to start in October

The Australian, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/family-law-review-to-kick-off-in-october/news-story/35910d8d2997eeb94c25d7dfa641f855

 The first full review of Australia’s family law system in 40 years will begin next week. It will be led by the Australian Law Reform Commission from October 1, Attorney-General George Brandis announced on Wednesday. He said the review was necessary and long overdue, given there had been no comprehensive look at the Family Law […]

Family Law Cases –

Cases – Family Law – LibGuides at University of Melbourne Family Law: Cases A research guide on Family Law in Australia. Introduction Legislation Cases Commentary Journals Books Useful websites Latest developments Federal Courts Building – Melbourne Source: Judicial Conference of Australia Recent cases – summaries For summaries of recent cases, use CCH Online – scroll […]

Parliamentary inquiry into family law will be critical, insists committee head Sarah Henderson

ABC AM By political reporter Matthew Doran and Sabra Lane

Updated 23 Aug 2017, 5:11pmWed 23 Aug 2017, 5:11pm Photo: Committee chair Sarah Henderson said the inquiry will be “quite critical in parts”. (ABC News: Luke Stephenson) Related Story: Parliamentary inquiry into family law system ‘weakened by lack of judicial input’ A committee investigating the failings of the family law system will still be critical […]

The Family Law and Child Support systems need to be reformed

An article on Stan Korosi’s website at http://dialogueingrowth.com.au/parental-alienation-false-allegations/ has reminded us that some Australian politicians do actually care about the disastrous social  policies, family law legislation, child support inequities and the draconian measures applied to domestic violence legislation that is causing a major rift between family members and their children. As Stan Korosi points out, […]

Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017

The Attorney-General has released an Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017 (‘the Bill’). The Bill contains proposed amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to address stakeholder and community concerns regarding direct cross-examination of parties in family law court proceedings involving family violence. The Government […]

Parliamentary hearing axed over ‘judicial concerns’

Caroline Overington, The Australian

A parliamentary committee inquiring into the Family Court and family violence was abruptly cancelled yesterday over fears that members of parliament could be criticised for asking questions of judges. The committee, which is specifically inquiring into the family law system, had months ago invited the Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant, and the […]

Cassie Jaye correctly IDs Batty’s son as the victim of DV

MSN  reports she stunned the “Project panel into silence over insensitive Rosie Batty comments”. © Bauer Media Waleed Aly.  The Project panel was shocked into silence during an uneasy interview with a controversial, anti-feminism movie director.Cassie Jaye was on the show to discuss her meninist film The Red Pill which focuses on the men’s rights […]

UK – Mum Danielle Morris who faked DNA paternity test jailed

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-40250820 . Liverpool Echo Image caption Morris initially told Mr Somers he was not the father before changing her story the following year A woman who faked a paternity test to fool an ex-partner into believing he was her baby’s father has been jailed. Danielle Morris, from Seaforth, Merseyside, initially told Jamie Somers in May […]