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.

Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System (Report 135) was delivered to the Attorney-General on the 31 March and tabled in Parliament on the 10 April 2019.

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