A single new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

Official announcement of Attorney-General: Court Reforms to help families save time and costs in family law disputes Families will be helped to resolve their disputes more quickly as a result of Turnbull Government reforms to the handling of family law matters in the federal court system. Attorney-General, Christian Porter, today announced that a single new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) would be established from 1 January, 2019 through the amalgamation of the existing Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia. A new Family Law Appeal Division in the Federal Court of Australia would […]

$80 million for Family Law Sector

Federal Budget 2017-18 and the legal sector  The Federal Government has committed $80 million to family law and family violence services. “This will help repair a family law system on the verge of breaking,” Law Society of NSW president Pauline Wright said. “Families turn to the justice system in crisis. “This critically needed funding could help reduce the hardship for many parents and children who spend years and thousands of dollars struggling through mediation and court processes.” Ms Wright said the commitment of $10.7 million for family consultants to deal with family law cases and $3.4 million for six new domestic violence […]