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 […]

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 […]

Stand up against dangerous Family Law changes

Bettina Arndt

Augusto Zimmermann, WA Law Reform Commissioner is calling for us to challenge the “dangerous family law changes” and to encourage people to complete the questionaire. Sent: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 7:23:12 PM Subject: Stand up against dangerous Family Law changes – recruit people for questionnaire Below is an important message from my friend Bettina Arndt. […]

Changes to Family Law – little notice given

Dads in Distress

Thanks to  Pete Nicholls from Dads in Distress for this important notification of pending changes to family law in its interaction with domestic violence. It is urgent if any has some time to put in  a submission. The govt have put out to consultation, a proposed change of family law relating to DV. Responses must […]