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Family courts violence review : a report / by Richard Chisholm
Bib ID 5014982
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Chisholm, Richard (Richard Colin), 1944-
 
Online Access
Description [Canberra, A.C.T.] : Attorney-General's Dept., c2010 
277 p. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9781921725067
Summary

This review was commissioned by the Attorney-General to examine the practices, procedures and laws that apply in the federal family law courts in the context of family violence, and whether improvements could be made to ensure that the best possible support is provided to families who have experienced or are at risk of violence. This report presents the author's recommendations from the review, and discusses the review's findings on issues including facilitating and acting upon the disclosure of violence, and the experience of the 2006 amendment legislation and the 2003 Hull Committee recommendations in practice. The recommendations focus on promoting an understanding of family law among judicial officers, promoting risk identification and assessment in all cases, resourcing, and the best interest of the child.

Full contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Recommendations
  • Part 1: Preliminary
  • Part 2: Practices and Procedures of the Federal Family Courts in Cases With Family Violence Issues
  • Part 3: Problems and Possible Remedies: the Legislation
  • Part 4: Problems and Possible Remedies - Other Matters
  • Appendix 1: Submissions and Consultations
  • Appendix 2: Extracts From the Legislation
  • Appendix 3: Practice and Procedures of the Family Court of Australia in Parenting Cases Raising Issues of Family Violence
  • Appendix 4: Practice and Procedures of the Federal Magistrates Court in Parenting Cases Raising Issues of Family Violence
 
Notes

"27 November 2009"

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in an electronic format via the Internet. Address as of 7/­12/­2010: http:/­/­www.ag.gov.au/­www/­agd/­rwpattach.nsf/­VAP/­(3273BD3F76A7A5DEDAE36942A54D7D90)~Chisholm_report.pdf/­$file/­Chisholm_report.pdf

Subjects Australia. - Family Law Act 1975.  |  Australia. - Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006.  |  Australia. - Family Court - Management.  |  Australia. - Federal Magistrates Court - Management.  |  Family violence - Australia.  |  Family law - Australia - Evaluation.  |  Family law courts - Australia - Evaluation.
Other authors/contributors Australia. Attorney-General's Department
Terms of Use © Commonwealth of Australia 2010. 

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