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2018
August

Time to talk about a Family Court of Australia 2.0

Wednesday, August 15 2018

The New South Wales Bar Association has today released a discussion paper to encourage a national conversation about the benefits of preserving a specialist family court in Australia. The discussion paper outlines a proposal for structural reform of the Federal Courts that maintains a specialist Family Court of Australia 2.0 as an alternative to the restructure proposed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General on 30 May 2018. The Government will shortly introduce legislation to amalgamate the Family Court into a new entity called the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and create a new Family Law Appeal Division in the Federal Court of Australia.

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