Latest family court News

District Court Judges appointed to ease post lockdown caseload
Re-appointments to Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Chief Justice Alstergren launches ground-breaking Lighthouse Project
Family Court merger ‘undesirable’ for families, former Family Court Chief Justices say
Put families over politics, abandon flawed family court merger
Senate inquiry endorses Family Court reform Bills
Law Council congratulates new Family Law Appointments
Courts are delighted to welcome new judicial appointments
Appointments to Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court
New family violence and notice of risk form will provide Courts with improved information and notification of risk
Dire Federal Circuit Court backlogs prove family court merger a risk to families, judges
Rural Issues and Law
Summer program helped bolster local indigent defense
Statement from Hon Will Alstergren on passing of Judge Guy Andrew
Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia welcome Government funding announced
Funding to upgrade Launceston Court facility
Advocates slam budget for failing women trying to escape family violence
Supporting justice system during COVID-19 pandemic
District Court judge appointed 15 September
Opening Statement: Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence
Courts welcome proposed legislative changes that will lead to improved risk screening
Boosting support for at risk families in family law system
Men sentenced for helping parental abductions of children
Courts welcome Registrar appointments to provide additional judicial support and to assist in delivering
Subsequent children legislation to change
Family justice system needs to incorporate children’s voices, Otago research
Rental reforms provide greater support for victims of family violence
Law Council President, Pauline Wright, statement on Family Court Bomber
Support to clear COVID-19 affected court cases
Recognising lived experience of Canberrans in birth documents
Family violence victims left waiting as Govt fails to deliver promised super law reform
Torres Strait Islander families a step closer to legal recognition
New appointments to Adelaide registry will support judges and implement new pilot for family violence cases
Right to legal representation in Family Court restored today
Appointment of Senior Registrars to Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
New Appointment To Victorian Law Reform Commission
Addressing family & domestic violence more vital than ever
New District Court Judge appointed 21 May
$62 million package to support families through Family Court
Specialised fast-track of COVID-19 DV cases needs additional funding
Family Court list dedicated to COVID-19 parenting issues important initiative to keep families and children safe
Welcome Family Court Move to Triage DV Matters – Now States Must Prioritise Child Safety
Appointment of Mr David Pringle as Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar of Family Court of Australia
Courts formalise support for alternative dispute resolution with introduction of an Arbitration List
Former Commissioner Appointed To Represent Victims
Law Council of Australia President, Pauline Wright’s
Interrelate provides free critical online mediation and relationship support during COVID-19
Attorney General pays tribute to former Chief Judge of Family Court