Australian Law Reform Commission

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10 Apr 2019

This report makes 60 recommendations for reform, including that the resolution of family law disputes be returned to the states and territories and that the federal family courts eventually be abolished.


24 Jan 2019

This ALRC report recommends a government review of statutory enforcement regimes for regulators to facilitate effective and consistent statutory redress schemes—to fill gaps and create an alternative to some class action proceedings.

Discussion paper

2 Oct 2018

This discussion paper asks 33 questions and makes 124 proposals for change to the family law system, which focus on support for children, improving public understanding of the processes, accessible and coordinated service delivery, and enhanced oversight of the family law system and its workforce.


Presentation to the Australian Institute of Family Studies 2018 Conference
27 Jul 2018

On 27 July 2018, Professor Rhoades presented at the annual Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference.

Discussion paper

31 May 2018

The ALRC invites submissions in response to the proposals, commentary, analysis and questions in this discussion paper, which examines the increased prevalence of class action proceedings; the importance that costs in these matters are appropriate and proportionate; and the need to protect the interest of...

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