Family law review

“Australian families and their needs have significantly evolved since the 1970s,” Senator Brandis said in a statement.

Its terms of reference are broad but will focus on making sure the family law system prioritises the best interests of children, best addresses family violence and child abuse, supports families and allows disputes to be resolved quickly and safely with minimal financial burden.

The federal government has asked the ALRC to consult widely with family law, family relationship and social support services, as well as health and other stakeholders with expertise and experience in the system.

A major review of Australia’s family law system, the first since 1976, will be led by the Australian Law Reform Commission, which has been given until March 31, 2019 to report back.

Source: Family law review to start in October

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