Share care at risk in family law overhaul

Nicola Berkovic - Legal Affairs Correspondence The Australian

A presumption in favour of equal shared parental responsibility, was introduced by the Howard government in 2006, in response to intense lobbying from fathers’ groups. Howard government reforms that enshrined shared care for mothers and fathers after separation could be unwound and the best interests of children taken into account when dividing property between their […]

Reform the Family Law Act to Protect the Innocent

Augusto Zimmermann

The Turnbull government has ordered a comprehensive review of the family law system to ensure it can deal with cases of domestic violence and child abuse. The Australian Law Reform Commission will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Family Law Act, the first comprehensive examination since its introduction forty-two years ago. In the meantime, a […]