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State control of family court 'not good for family law or community', former Family Court justice says

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Australian Law Reform Commission has recommended scrapping the national Family Court and handing control of family law back to the states and territories.

Its report is the first into the crisis-ridden family law system since the Family Court was established in the 1970s.

It follows a failed attempt by the Coalition earlier this month to merge the two courts dealing with family law.

Attorney General Christian Porter says the government will now consider all recommendations, but will pursue its own plan if re-elected.

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