Media Releases

Dire Federal Circuit Court backlogs prove family court merger a risk to families, judges

A bid to collapse the specialist Family Court into the generalist Federal Circuit Court (FCC) must not proceed.

View the full media release 23 October, 2020

Federal Budget fails to respond to call for urgent funding for specialist women’s legal services

Women’s Legal Services have been left struggling to help Australian women escape abusive partners.

View the full media release 7 October, 2020

Domestic violence advocates welcome focus on safety of children in family law

Women’s Legal Services Australia support the bill to remove the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility.

View the full media release 15 June, 2020

DV advocates welcome much needed funding for legal assistance services

Some funding to be directed to specialist legal services

View the full media release 6 May, 2020

Over 90 Individuals and Organisation call for Safety First in Family Law

Over 90 individuals and organisations call for Safety First in Family Law.

View the full media release 13 February, 2020

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