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Family Law

The Family Law system is in urgent need of reform to keep women and children safe.

Our priorities for family law reform include:

  • Ensuring early identification and early judicial decision-making on family violence in the family law system
  • Removal of the Legislative Presumption of Equal Shared Parental Responsibility
  • Improving access to justice through the use of interpreters
  • Expansion of Legally Assisted Dispute Resolution
  • Implementation of our Small Claims, Large Battles report recommendations
  • Stopping systems abuse - preventing perpetrators of family violence from using the legal system to commit further abuse

 

Our Family Law submissions

July 2020 - Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence

January 2020 - Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System

May 2018 - Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Review of the Family Law System, response to Issues Paper

April 2017 - Parliamentary Inquiry into a Better Family Law System to Support and Protect those affected by Family Violence (WLSA subsmission)


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What's News

New advice line for victim-survivors of sexual assault

17 September 2020


Do you have questions about how Victoria's current sexual assault disclosure laws impact you? Our new legal advice line can help. More information here


Call for Govt to implement promised family law reforms

23 July 2020


We are calling on the Federal Government to deliver on a promised scheme that would have stopped family violence perpetrators hiding their superannuation assets in the family law system. Read our media release here


COVID-19 and accessing your super early

9 April 2020


What are the 5 critical steps you need to take before accessing your super early? Click here to find out.