Family Court/FMC review

The Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has commenced a review of the operation of the Family and Federal Magistrates Courts. A review has seemed inevitable when the Family Court has received the bulk of the funding but the Federal Magistrates Court has been growing exponentially and now undertakes the bulk of the work. The structure of… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Family Court/FMC review

The Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has commenced a review of the operation of the Family and Federal Magistrates Courts.

A review has seemed inevitable when the Family Court has received the bulk of the funding but the Federal Magistrates Court has been growing exponentially and now undertakes the bulk of the work.

The structure of what might come to pass is unknown, but one possible option is for the magistrates to be a first tier of the Family Court in an integrated structure.

The Australian Financial Review has been gleefully reporting apparent disputes between the two courts for some times, including an argument in Adelaide about tea bags and biscuits.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

What is a Conciliation Conference?

In this video, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Special Counsel Jitesh Billimoria explains what a case conciliation conference is.

Posthumous Use of Gametes and Embryos

Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page presented a paper at the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference on the posthumous use of gametes and embryos.

No, They’re Mine: Who Owns the Embryos?

On 31 July 2022, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page presented a paper at the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference about the ownership and use of embryos when a couple decides to break up.