Premature Parliamentary vote reinforces need for careful scrutiny of Family Court's Future

29/11/2018

Law Reform and Public Affairs

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association Tim Game SC today called on the Australian Senate to carefully scrutinise and put to proof two bills to restructure the Federal Courts and in effect abolish the specialist Family Court of Australia, after the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 were passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The proposals in the Bills have been pursued without consultation with the legal profession, the community and court users.

A copy of the full media release is available here.


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