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Law Council of Australia


Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017

The Family Law Section supports legislative amendment to enhance the capacity of the family law system to provide effective outcomes for people who are experiencing family violence. However, the Family Law Section notes with concern that the Bill is not accompanied by any confirmed increase in funding for the authorities which will be affected by the terms of the Bill, in particular the courts that exercise Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (Family Law Act) jurisdiction; state, territory and federal police forces who will be called upon to investigate and prosecute breaches of Family Law Act personal protection injunctions; and Legal Aid Commissions that provide advice to litigants.

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