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ALRC Review

WLSV welcomes the review and is participating in the review through the consultation and submissions process.

WLSV’s priorities for reform of the family law system include:

  • Reforms aimed at the early identification of family violence and early decision judicial making in the family law system;
  • Access to justice through the use of interpreters;
  • Expansion of Legally Assisted Dispute Resolution;
  • Removal of the Legislative Presumption of Equal Shared Parental Responsibility;
  • Implementation of WLSV’s Small Claims, Large Battles report recommendations;
  • Reforms aimed at addressing systems abuse which prevents perpetrators from using the system to commit further abuse.

 

For more information read our submission to the issues paper here:  WLSV submission to family law inquiry issues paper 


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