In interviews of separating parents, many expressed satisfaction with family dispute resolution and the courts. But less than half thought the family law system protects children’s safety.
There have already been two recent inquires into family court, but none of their recommendations have been rolled out.
The Australian Law Reform Commission's report makes a radical new suggestion that federal family courts be abolished. It also recommends changes to laws concerning parenting and property division.
Attorney-General Christian Porter on a crowded agenda.
Christian Porter says the response to the consultations for a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse has been very strong with a total of 167 attendees at consultation sessions so far.
The proposed merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court is intended to address delays and inefficiencies in the system. Experts question, however, how effective the reforms will be.
In the Family Court, respecting what matters to children can help determine how sustainable and workable the arrangements are. Research shows
Until now, Australia was the only country that required youth with gender dysphoria to seek approval from the Family Court for the second stage of hormone treatments.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
Currently the Family Court has to decide for parents and teens whether or not transgender young people can get the hormone treatment they need. This could change today.
Their assistance can be vital after legal aid cuts.
Daughters across the US feel like their relationship with their father was damaged by their parents' divorce. Here are steps daughters can take to repair that relationship.
Adding to the trauma of a relationship breaking down, families can find themselves caught in a tangle of state and commonwealth laws.
Merging the back-end operations of Australia's federal courts could have significant implications for the way in which resources are allocated to meet the needs of family courts and their clients.
A Family Court "order" for parents of a child to not smoke around him and to limit their alcohol consumption while caring for him have invited the same old accusations about the "nanny state".