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NEWSFLASH Update Federal Courts Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regula…

Revised position - alert

You will be aware that the Federal Court Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2015 were to come into effect on 1 July 2015.  Schedule 2 of the Regulations was to amend the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 by:
  • Increasing the fee for divorce applications, consent orders, issuing subpoenas and most other family law fees, and
  • Establishing a new fee for

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Category: Courts

Family Courts new web site

The new Family Court www.familycourt.gov.au and Federal Circuit Court www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au websites will go live this Friday afternoon, 29 May 2015.  At the same time the current Family Law Courts website www.familylawcourts.gov.au will be switched off.
 
Once the new sites go live, you will need to update any links or bookmarks they have to the old sites. Please also note that the…

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Category: Courts

Family Court is stepping up its efforts to deploy e-filing…

A major shake up in filing procedures and material associated with cases in the Family Court. e-filing and devices in Court

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Category: Wayne's blog

Large rises in Court fees to come

Divorce tax' in budget as fees to rise significantly

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Australia Media exploring Shared Parent too.

Shared Parenting has the Media's attention in Australia too.

Channel 9's Sunday program recently hosted a discussion forum on Marriage & Divorce. Two Fathers who have shared care were invited to be part of the panel, and were given the opportunity to speak quite often. Other participants included Philip Ruddock; Attorney General of Australia, Bruce Smythe of the Australian Intitute of Family studies, The CEOs of both Relationships Australia and Unifam, Kathleen Swinburne of the Sole Parents Union, Tony Miller of Dads in Distress, Barry Williams of the Lone fathers Association, as well as many others.

The discussion is expected to go to air on Sunday 13th May, though this may change.

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Category: General

12th National Family Law Conference in Perth

The nations top figures in family law representing government, the courts and practice came together at the 12th National Family Law Conference in Perth to discuss the effects of the recent family law overhaul.

The question posed by conference theme, "Surfing the seas of family law - major reform or a little light house keeping?" was answered in no uncertain terms by Attorney General Philip Ruddock, who repeated his view that the 1 July amendments represented "the most significant changes to the system since 1975 - the reforms are major and they need to be".

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Category: Courts

Forthcoming fee changes in family law matters

News via CCH, 17 October 2007

Fee changes in family law matters
 
From 15 October 2007, there will be some filing fee changes to applications filed in the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (FMC) and the Family Court of Australia (FCA). The fee changes have occurred in an effort to align the fees between the two courts.

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FMC to use the same processes as the FCA for Part VII Compulsory FDR

An important change is commencing 1 March 2008. The Federal Magistrates Court of Australia will be adopting the same processes as the Family Court of Australia for the filing of applications for an order under Part VII of the Family Law Act 1975. This means that a certificate will be required at the point of filing unless an exemption has been granted by a Registrar.

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Category: Courts

Court allows mums to take kids overseas

A recent study of the reform introduced by the Howard government in 2006, shows mothers are still being allowed to relocate to countries such as the US, Sweden and Switzerland, even if it ruptures the relationship between the children and their father, and where there is no evidence of violence. Edward Dabrowski, the federal director of the Shared Parenting Council of Australia said the legislation says children need to see mum and dad frequently, and it's difficult to see how that came be done if one parent is in Brisbane and the other in Melbourne. It was hard to find any factor that would mitigate against shared parenting, other than proven violence to the children, or to the mother

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Category: Courts

Independent MLC Ann Bressington is again asking the question "WHAT…

Ann will be attending the "9/11 Event" in Sydney on 9th November at " 12 High Noon " in the SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, cnr Castlereagh, Sydney to assist the grassroots "Aussie Battlers" encompassing Mums, Dads, Grandparents, CHILDREN and Families that have had enough of the system that reigns misery on the families of Australia.  Who do we trust to protect us against the destruction of the family?  Neither the Labor nor Liberal parties in the coming Federal election have made any commitment to amending the Family Law Act 1975 to serve the best interests of children, mums, dads, grandparents of Australia.

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