Reform of the family law system must be properly considered

31/05/2018

A message from President Arthur Moses SC

The NSW Bar Association supports comments made today by the Queensland Bar Association regarding inappropriate attacks on members of the Family Court. Any case for reform of the family law system must be properly considered and based on evidence - not rhetoric or baseless allegations concerning the judges of the Family Court. It would be unprecedented to justify the abolition of a court by reference to assertions by individuals unhappy with the outcome of particular cases. What is clear is that the judges of the court carry a significant workload in a jurisdiction which has been affected by reduced judicial resources and the lack of legal aid. The NSW Bar Association looks forward to engaging in discussions with the federal attorney- general in relation to the proposed reforms when the draft legislation is released.


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