Strengthening adviser obligations

1.24 The matters the subject of Items 22–24 of the Exposure Draft legislation—which do not raise particular issues of practical interaction with other legislative schemes—were not considered in ALRC Report 114, so the ALRC makes no specific comment in relation to them. However, there are a number of recommendations made in ALRC Report 114 which relate to FDR practitioners and family counsellors. The ALRC refers you to Part F of ALRC Report 114. Chapter 21 considers the regulation of FDR by the Family Law Act and the role of FDR in cases of family violence. Chapter 22 focuses on issues of confidentiality and the admissibility of FDR and family counselling communications. Chapter 23 focuses on alternative processes in the context of child welfare and family violence orders.