Monday, July 22, 2019
Australian families deserve an effective and responsive family court system. Whether that can be achieved by the reform of the current federal family court system, or the establishment of state and territory family courts as has been recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) in their March 2019 report Family Law for the Future, will continue to provoke debate.
On his reappointment as Attorney-General in May 2019, the Hon Christian Porter MP confirmed that structural reform of the family law courts would be his highest priority. This is despite the Government’s controversial proposal to merge the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court, previously failing to win the support of the parliament, the profession, or the broader community.
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