Monthly Archives: March 2011

What changes will the Bill make?

This update is for people interested in looking at the details of the legislation. We’ll be providing some plain English materials on the Bill and the changes it would make in the next week or so. We have put together … Continue reading

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Bill referred to Senate Committee for inquiry

The Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill has been referred to the Senate Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee for an inquiry. Submissions are due on 29 April and the Committee will report back to the Senate on 23 … Continue reading

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Encourage the Shadow Ministry to support the Family Violence Bill

The Shadow Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, has announced that the Liberal Party is likely to support the Family Violence Bill, and that Shadow Cabinet will be considering this next week. We expect that there will be some small but vocal … Continue reading

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Family Violence Bill announced

This morning the Attorney-General has announced that he is introducing the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 into Parliament today. This followed consultation on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 Exposure Draft, which … Continue reading

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It’s time to fix our family law system

The family law system is failing to keep women and children safe from family violence. Find out more about Women’s Legal Services Australia’s campaign, including: the changes that are needed why changes are needed what you can do our campaign … Continue reading

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