Review of the family law system

On 9 May 2017 the Turnbull Government announced its intention to direct the ALRC to conduct the first comprehensive review into the family law system since the commencement of the Family Law Act in 1976, with a view to making necessary reforms to ensure the family law system meets the contemporary needs of families and effectively addresses family violence and child abuse.

The ALRC received Terms of Reference on 27 September 2017.

Final Report Overview: PDF icon alrc_recommendation_brochure_final.pdf

Final Summary Report: PDF icon alrc_report_135_summary_report_web.pdf

Final Report: PDF iconalrc_report_135.pdf