Professor Parkinson CPD – 14 April 2021

Equity and Family Law Property Disputes – Shaun McElwaine SC

PQR v Sundram[2020] TASSC 21

A summary of the recent Supreme Court decision looking at parenting orders and family violence orders.

Happy Lawyer Happy Life

Please find link to Clarissa Rayward’s presentation to FLPA on the 10th of July 2020 – Family Law 2020 and Beyond!

Children’s Contact Service Update



2018 State Conference Papers

Members can now access the papers presented at our 2018 state conference at Home Hill

Child Safety Workshop November 2018

Please find links to the slides and paper presented at our Child Safety Workshop by Mr David Lewis on November 1st 2018.

Dr Brasch’s paper titled ‘There is no Magic in a Family Report’ is also relevant here and can be found under our 2017 State Conference papers below.

Judge Baker’s paper on Social Media

Please find attached Judge Baker’s paper that Her Honour presented on at the FPLA CPD on the 15th of August 2018.

Family Law Act 1975

On 17 July 2017, the Attorney General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, released draft legislation which will amend the Family Law Act 1975 to provide for an automatic ban on victims of family violence being personally cross-examined by their alleged perpetrators. A public consultation paper was released and FLPA were invited to make submissions.

Attached is a link to the Family Law Section website which provides a summary of the key points identified by the FLS who prepared the Law Council’s response to the consultation paper and draft bill. There is also a link to view the full submission.

Submissions made on behalf of FLPA can be viewed via the attached files.

Dr Jacoba Brasch

Please find attached slides from Dr Brasch’s presentation to FLPA members on the 1st and 2nd of February 2018


Contravention Applications – Why Bother?

Judge McGuire provided an insightful presentation to FLPA members in November 2017 on contravention applications.  Please find attached His Honour’s paper.

2017 FLPA Conference

On the 27th of May 2017, FLPA held its annual conference at Entally Lodge, Hadspen. The event was well attended and we were presented with speakers of an exceptional calibre on topics that were extremely interesting and relevant to our daily practice. The presenters and their topics are listed below with links to their papers and/or power point presentations available to the right:

Justice Garry Foster – Crime Pays: Aspects of Forensic Preparation in Family Law Proceedings
FLPA Tasmania Annual Conference May 2017 power point

Dr Jacoba Brash QC – There is no Magic in a Family Report
There is no magic in a family report (paper and power point).

Kate Mooney – Developments in Family Law
Developments in Family Law power point and A year of Change paper

Justice Robert Benjamin and Judge Terry McGuire – Ethics and Disclosure
Ethics and Disclosure paper

Judge Barbara Baker – Listening Devices