Media Releases

Passage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task

The passage of the Government’s flawed merger bill by the barest of margins is a disappointing outcome.

View the full media release 18 February, 2021

Family Court merger opposed by 155 stakeholders, including 13 retired judges

More than 155 stakeholders in Australia’s family law system have now signed an Open Letter to the Attorney-General.

View the full media release 16 February, 2021

WLSA welcomes the launch of the Lighthouse Project which will work to keep women and children safe

WLSA applauds Chief Justice William Alstergren and the Family Law Courts addressing the safety of women and children.

View the full media release 3 December, 2020

Family Court merger ‘undesirable’ for families, former Family Court Chief Justices say

Abolishing the specialist Family Court would have devastating impact on families.

View the full media release 29 November, 2020

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

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