COURT OUT One man’s battle for his kids – 1999

A journalist - Mr X - The Australian - Weekend Focus

More than a million Australian children will spend Christmas in a broken home. As the Government tries to improve family justice, ‘Mr X’ tells of his personal voyage of despair. “Don’t cry, you will lose your children for sure,” your barrister says sternly; and inside all you can feel are waves of distress. For you […]

The Family Law Act – 1975 – Divorce Statistics 1971 – 1996

Senator Lionel Murphy introduced his Family Law Bill into the Senate as a replacement for the Matrimonial Causes Act. Senator Murphy introduced the Bill with the words “Mr President, this measure is a most important social reform. It will affect the lives of many.” (Hansard 13.12.73) The Family Law Act was passed in December 1975 […]