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Published on 26 October 2016: If high profile couple Brad and Angelina had separated in Australia, the media would not be allowed to report on their family law proceedings in a way that identifies them or their children. So, is the right to privacy in Australia in the public interest?
Published on 21 October 2016: At the 17th National Family Law Conference this week, speakers at the conference emphasised the need for lawyers to be more investigative when questioning clients about their assets in the digital age.
Published on 20 October 2016: Caught between rising expectations, increasing complexity and limited funding, the family law system is stretched more than ever and change is needed.
Published on 19 October 2016: The 17th National Family Law Conference kicked off today with a look back at the last 40 years of the Family Law Act, and a new focus on the contemporary and future issues facing the profession.
Published on 17 October 2016: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse critical of use of aversion therapy at Turana and triad therapy at Winlaton.
Published on 17 October 2016: Family law national conference to tackle violence, drugs, child sperm donor contact, and cultural challenges to parenting disputes.
Published on 10 October 2016: The High Court of Australia recently handed down a decision about historical child abuse by a housemaster at the Prince Alfred College, overturning the South Australian Supreme Court’s previous finding.
Published on 28 September 2016: One of the most common questions we are asked about in family law property divisions is "what about super?"
Published on 28 September 2016: An Industry Super Funds report that millions of Australian workers are not being paid their compulsory employer superannuation contribution entitlements is greatly disturbing, but unfortunately not surprising.
Published on 19 September 2016: One year ago, the Royal Commission recommended an independent federal redress scheme with the power to order compensation payments of up to $200,000 for survivors of abuse, however no action has yet been taken to establish a redress fund.
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