Media Releases

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

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

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