Family Law Amendment (Family Violence & Other Measures) Bill (Feb 2018)


Women’s Legal Services Australia has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in response to the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence & Other Measures) Bill 2017. In this submission we welcome provisions to criminalise the breaching of family law personal protection injunctions, we express support for the broadening of state and territory courts’ family law jurisdiction contingent upon increased resources and training and we express strong support for the Family Law Council recommendation of research about system abuse prior to any changes to the court's power to dismiss matters.

The submission is available through this link on the Parliament of Australia website.