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Family Court Chief's next act
Family Court Chief's next act

 Carolyn Ford 02 Oct 2017

After 13 years in the legal hot seat Chief Justice Diana Bryant is moving on... 

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 02 Oct 2017

Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol on recent Family Law judgments

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The modern family: Is the law keeping up?
The modern family: Is the law keeping up?

 LIV Professional Development 27 Sep 2017

It's been more than two years since Chief Justice Bryant of the Family Court stated that she wanted to drive legislative change in the area of commercial surrogacy as a way of combatting the "dark side" of this issue...

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Elisa Whittaker, Womens’ Legal Service Senior Lawyer and Outreach Coordinator
Elisa Whittaker, Womens’ Legal Service Senior Lawyer and Outreach Coordinator

 LIV Young Lawyers 25 Jul 2017

Elisa Whittaker shares some initiatives and projects underway at the Womens’ Legal Service...

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Family violence education for judges
Family violence education for judges

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jul 2017

The strategic direction for the Judicial College of Victoria takes into account the disruptions the judiciary, courts and tribunal system will likely confront...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2017

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be moving to the provision of digital court orders for legal representatives from 1 July 2017...

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Federal boost for family law
Federal boost for family law

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2017

An $80 million funding boost to family law and family violence services was announced by the federal government in its 2017-18 budget. The extra funding is...

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Family Court Chief Justice to retire
Family Court Chief Justice to retire

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2017

Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant will retire in October after 13 years in the position. Chief Justice Bryant was the second woman to head a federal jurisdiction after the Hon Elizabeth Evatt...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Mar 2017

In Chancellor & McCoy [2016] FamCAFC 256 (2 December 2016) the Full Court (Bryant CJ, Thackray & Strickland JJ) dismissed with costs Ms Chancellor’s appeal against...

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Practice Notes
Practice Notes

 Justice Diana Bryant 01 Mar 2017

This Practice Direction applies to appeals in which a procedural hearing is conducted after 1 January 2017. Appeal books: Appellants must file a draft appeal book index...

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Child protection reforms bring abuse risk
Child protection reforms bring abuse risk

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

Changes to child protection laws have taken Victoria back to an outdated and discredited model of child welfare that risks repeating the abuse of children in out-of-home care that was rife in the 1960s, the LIV has argued...

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News from the Bench – cases of interest from the Full Court of Family Court
News from the Bench – cases of interest from the Full Court of Family Court

 LIV Family Law and Collaborative Practice Section 23 Aug 2016

Appeal by great grandparents to a finding they had no standing to institute parenting proceedings to spend...

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Practice Notes
Practice Notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2016

These Amendment Rules of Court are made by the Justices under the Judiciary Act 1903, the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, the Nauru (High Court Appeals) Act 1976...

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In the interests of the child
In the interests of the child

 Peter Lynch 01 Jul 2016

The family law courts will often order the appointment of an independent children’s lawyer to represent the interests of the child and ensure the integrity of the evidence. In complex parenting disputes in the family...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Jul 2016

In Director Clinical Services, Child & Adolescent Health Services and Kiszko & Anor [2016] FCWA 19 (24 March 2016) Thackray CJ of the Family Court of WA heard an application filed by the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)...

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