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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

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

Family law inquiry submission

2 March 2020


Our submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System is available for viewing. See here.


2019 Impact Report

7 January 2020


As we wrap up for the year we would like to share our annual Impact Report, which outlines our key achievements over 2018/2019. 


Starts With Us report released

30 April 2019


Today we released our Starts With Us report, looking at sexism and gender discrimination in Victoria's legal and justice sector. Click here to find out more.