Family violence


Fractured families, fragmented responsibilities—responding to family violence in a federal system

Presentation by Professor Rosalind Croucher**, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, AIFS Seminar, 9 November 2010 Abstract: The problems of the division of responsibility between the Commonwealth and the states and territories are considerable—and the greatest impact is in relation to children. In 2002 the Family Law Council considered that ‘There is no greater problem in

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Submission to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department on the Family Violence Bill

Public Consultation: Family Violence BillFamily Law BranchAttorney-General’s Department3–5 National CircuitBARTON ACT 2600 1.1 The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department on the Exposure Draft Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 (the Exposure Draft legislation) and congratulates the Government for its commitment to improving

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FVI e-newsletter – October 2010 – Final Report submitted to Attorney-General!

October 2010   View original format Final Report submitted to Attorney-General! Subscribers to the ALRC FVI newsletter would know that in May the ALRC received a six week extension to the original reporting date from 31 July to 10 September 2010.  The granting of the extension was an acknowledgement that this was a very complex and broad ranging

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Key Issues from the ALRC Family Violence Inquiry | Australian Women Lawyers Third National Conference—Justice for All

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Stamford Plaza Brisbane 6–8 August 2010Opening remarks Chief Justice Diana Bryant, Madame President (Olivia Perkiss), your Honours, fellow conference delgates. It is a great pleasure to be here today. The first time I had the opportunity to speak about the ALRC’s Family Violence inquiry it was at the

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Family Violence – Improving Legal Frameworks (CP 1)

Family Violence—Improving Legal Frameworks (CP 1) was released on 29 April 2010.The Consultation Paper is arranged in five Parts: an introductory section, followed by parts dividing up the subject areas of the Terms of Reference as providing the lens through which the interaction issues are considered.A shorter Summary of the this paper (ALRC CPS 1)

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1. Introduction to the Inquiry

BackgroundOn 17 July 2009, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to conduct an Inquiry together with the New South Wales Law Reform Commission (NSWLRC) into particular questions in relation to family violence that had arisen from the March 2009 report, Time for Action, produced by

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Family Violence—Improving Legal Frameworks (ALRC CPS 1)

This document is a summary of the much larger Consultation Paper (ALRC CP1) and is intended to enable more immediate access to the questions and proposals contained in the Consultation Paper. The two documents were released simultaneously, on 29 April 2010.

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Family violence

This Inquiry looked at the complex interaction between state and territory family and domestic violence and child protection laws and the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). The ALRC was to consider what, if any, improvements could be made to relevant legal frameworks to protect the safety of women and children.

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