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Law Council of Australia


Review of the Family Law System – Issues Paper 48

The Law Council has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System – Issues Paper 48.

While the Law Council commends the ALRC for exploring better ways of meeting the needs of separated families, the Law Council noted that many of the ideas raised in the Issues Paper will require a significant injection of funding from government.

The Law Council submission acknowledged that when the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) began, it was a remarkable piece of modernising law reform which included the introduction of no fault divorce, recognition of indirect and homemaker contributions and enshrined the first form of alternative dispute resolution (conciliation conferences) in legislation.

You can read the full submission below.


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