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Attorney-General commissions a comprehensive review of the Australian Family Law system

14. November 2017

Attorney-General the Honourable George Brandis QC recently commissioned the Australian Law Reform Commission to comprehensively review the Australian Family Law system

Professor Helen Rhoades has been appointed to lead this comprehensive review, which will focus on various issues faced by separated families including long delays in the court system and the financial burden of family law disputes, as well as how best to deal with the families of today and the issues they face; noting the Family Law Act 1975 was brought in over 40 years ago.

The review process will involve public consultation as well as consultation with family law experts.

The report will be released in 2019 and is very much welcomed by the family law legal profession.

For more information, visit the Attorney General’s website:

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Julie Hodge
Senior Associate
Miller Harris Lawyers

Telephone:  07 4036 9700
Email:  juliehodge@millerharris.com.au

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