Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Australia: Federal Family Court System Remains Control of Family Law Issues

From ABC News:

The federal government has formally rejected a proposal to hand control of the family law system to the states and territories, arguing it would take decades to implement and would expose families to duplication.

The Australia Law Reform Commission's recommendation suggests family courts should be established in all of the states and territories, with the federal family court system eventually abolished.

Senator Stoker said the government had agreed with calls to work with the states and territories to develop a national framework to share information between the family law, family violence and child protection systems.

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