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Australian Family Law

If you have a passion and believe children should have quality time with both parents and you seek changes to Australian family law then these forums are for YOU! Case Law, Judgments, Appeals, Precedents, Judgments of Interest, Court rules

Family Law in Australia

The forums in this category are devoted to discussing family law matters and the situation relating to family law legislation in various courts and relationship centres around Australia. Some groups may have specific organisational security and membership may not be open in all forums within this category. Some forums will be by invitation and some by subscription only where authentication is required and additional member securities and privileges are in place

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No new posts Judgements of Interest !

Some of the more interesting and important published judgements are discussed here.

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No new posts RELOCATION Judgements - Judgements and Appeals

Judgments and Appeals about 'relocation' and discussion about these

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No new posts Case Law

Discussions around the use of Case Law in court cases and the far reaching implications of case law

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No new posts Court Rules

Covers the Federal Magistrates and Family Court RULES which are a critical part of the operational aspects of the court system

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No new posts Policy Development FCA and FCC

Policies - Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

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No new posts Judicial Officers worthy of a mention Introduction question

No details about cases please!! Just a name and locale of a Judicial or Public officer who has done something special worthy of note. Maybe a registry officer has assisted above and beyond the call.

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No new posts The Privacy Act and s121 Family Court

s121 covers restriction on publication of court proceedings. A person who publishes in a newspaper or periodical publication, by radio broadcast or television or by other electronic means, or otherwise disseminates to the public or to a section of the public by any means, any account of any proceedings, or of any part of any proceedings, under this Act that identifies the parties is likley to be in trouble. There were many suggestions made in 2004 through 2006 in the various enquiries to improve those area of the law relating to "publication" to enable publishing of additional decisions and to gauge a better overall view on how cases were going in respect to getting shared Parenting outcomes.

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No new posts Family Reports under s11A and external Family Reports Introduction question

Covers the FAMILY REPORT both those types of reports made within the family court under s 11A of the Act and outside the court through private practitioners. These reports can have a significant impact on the outcome.

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Two children and balancing co parenting with two fathers.

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For the Mods and other Learned members

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legal aid, q&a, can i seek change of lawyer, as appointed one currently an hour away.

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What about step parents?

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Preview s 121 Family Law Act - what are "proceedings" 11 2,469
Preview Fathers Rights. benny848 3 1,543
ocf_emoticons/dry Preview the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Famil…

This petition, in support of The Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011, has been signed by concerned citizens, and draws to the attention of the Senate the desperate need to put the protection of children from abu

repartnered_mum 13 4,402
Preview Minor Suing Parent hotshot101 2 858
Preview Is this proof that Family Court judge Colin… 1 1,539
ocf_emoticons/nerd Preview The Family Law Act - Holy Grail or Patchwor…

We find ourselves again facing a major change to the Act in June 2012, where the Legislature has made another attempt to deal with families after separation.

Secretary SPCA 12 4,042
Preview Doctors and Marriage Counselors

Advice re Doctors and Marriage Counselors

Blues01 1 1,056
Preview CSA and Family Court - Not often in politics

I want better prospects for my kids than where this is all heading.

wabbit 4 2,864
Preview Deciphering CSA's Freedom Of Information Maze

A needle in a Haystack

Janus 3 3,720
ocf_emoticons/cool Preview What the legislation actually means

A detailed look at each section change with commentary. Family law legislation amendment family violence and other measures bill 2011

Secretary SPCA 4 3,768
ocf_emoticons/rockon Preview Public lecture to discuss the new family la… Samba 7 3,121
ocf_emoticons/blush Preview Last chance to oppose Gillard's "Hate Men" law

Megaphone to the Senate

srldad101 130 43,073
Preview Amendments to the new Family Law Act ukelele 1 1,726
ocf_emoticons/depressed Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi… Hot topic

Senator HUMPHRIES (Australian Capital Territory)

Secretary SPCA 18 4,903
ocf_emoticons/depressed Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia)

Secretary SPCA 2 1,887
Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Has Bill been passed now 100%??

amre21 1 1,706
ocf_emoticons/upsidedown Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Senator FISHER (South Australia)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,602
ocf_emoticons/whistle Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,647
ocf_emoticons/cool Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Senator WRIGHT (South Australia)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,676
ocf_emoticons/wink Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Senator MASON (Queensland)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,544
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Senator CROSSIN (Northern Territory)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,614
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Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,621
ocf_emoticons/dry Preview Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Vi…

Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandDeputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate)

Secretary SPCA 1 1,537
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ocf_emoticons/cheeky Preview Shared Parenting family required 60Mins

We are seeking a family who would be prepared to be interviewed for 60 Minutes ... The proposed changes to the Family Law Act are imminent and are most likely going to pass early next week so it is timely to get some opinion from a family who are experien

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ocf_emoticons/blush Preview Your last opportunity to amend the legislation

The Australian House of Representatives had the Second Reading of the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 last Thursday. The Bill seeks to wind back the shared parenting reforms made in 2006 under the Howard Gov

Secretary SPCA 15 9,501

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