Attorney General Senator The Hon George Brandis QC announces first comprehensive review of the Family Law Act since 1976. This review will ensure the family law system prioritises the best interest of children, best addresses, family violence and child abuse, and supports families including those with complex needs to resolve their family disputes quickly and safely minimising the financial burden.
The review will commence on 1 October 2017 and will report by 31 March 2019. For full article click here
Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, said the Law Council looked forward to contributing to the review, which will cover a range of issues that have been of serious concern to the legal profession for many years.