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State and Commonwealth leaders tackle domestic violence State and Commonwealth leaders tackle domestic violence

Published on 28 October 2016: State and Commonwealth leaders tackle domestic violence at the COAG 2016 national summit.

Is the right to privacy in family law in the public interest? Is the right to privacy in family law in the public interest?

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?

Bitcoin, domain names and apps are the new frontier in family law assets Bitcoin, domain names and apps are the new frontier in family law assets

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.

Expectations vs funding - family law is stretched Expectations vs funding - family law is stretched

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.

Where to now? Conference examines 40 years of the Family Law Act Where to now? Conference examines 40 years of the Family Law Act

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.

Royal Commission criticises so-called Royal Commission criticises so-called "therapy"

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.

Family law conference to tackle domestic violence and sperm donor issues Family law conference to tackle domestic violence and sperm donor issues

Published on 17 October 2016: Family law national conference to tackle violence, drugs, child sperm donor contact, and cultural challenges to parenting disputes.

High Court abuse decision still leaves vicarious liability uncertain High Court abuse decision still leaves vicarious liability uncertain

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.

Superannuation in Family Law Superannuation in Family Law

Published on 28 September 2016: One of the most common questions we are asked about in family law property divisions is "what about super?"

Is your superannuation in order? Is your superannuation in order?

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.

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