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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-Examination of Parties) Act 2018

The Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-Examination of Parties) Act 2018 commenced 10 March 2019 to apply to cross examinations from 10 September 2019.  Please follow the link to…

Structural Reform of the Federal Courts

See the attached links for the Attorney-General’s Department Media Release on the proposed new structure for the Federal Circuit and and Family Law Courts to commence 1 January 2019 as…

Family Law Inquiry – Updated November 2018

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FLPA donates to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation

FLPA was proud to be part of a presentation on the 2nd of March 2018 where FLPA donated $1000 towards the purchase of Alannah and Madeline Foundation buddy bags.  Our…

Recent Amendments have been made to the Children Young Persons and their Families Act 1997 effective 28 February 2018.

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Recent Amendments to the Family Law Rules effective 1 March 2018.

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Family Law Inquiry

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Divorce Lists – Northern Tasmania

Please find Notice to Practitioners regarding a change to the listing of divorces in northern Tasmania as of 1 January 2018.  

Domestic Violence Orders

All Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs) issued in an Australian state or territory from 25 November 2017 are automatically recognised and enforceable across Australia.  Here is the link to the Attorney…

Practice Directions

The Federal Circuit Court has issued a practice direction (No.2 of 2017) in relation to interim hearings to commence 1 January 2018.  Practitioners should familiarise themselves with the direction which…