Judge backs merger case

KAY DIBBEN, Brisbane Courier Mail

Courts chief slams ‘mischief’ claims THE Family Court Chief Justice has defended the ability of Federal Circuit Court judges to handle family law cases under a proposed merger of the two courts, after “mischievous’’ criticism. He also said the level of family violence in Australian society was a “disgrace”. Chief Justice Will Alstergren, who is […]

Family Court bill shelved

Nicola Berkovic, The Australian

NICOLA BERKOVIC A controversial bill to reshape the family law system by merging the Family Court and lower-level Federal Circuit Court has been shelved until next year, with the Morrison government running out of time to try to push it through the Senate in the final sitting week of the year. Attorney-General Christian Porter said […]