Federal Politics

Rare bipartisan support for new super splitting law

By Lloyd Skinner Single, older, and non-home owning women have been identified as being increasingly at risk of economic hardship including homelessness and poverty (Darab & Hartman, 2013). This problem is significantly caused by issues of family breakdown such as...

The Family Court Merger: can they do it?

By Lloyd Skinner Following the recent passage of the court merger legislation creating the combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA), officially commencement is set to occur on 1 September 2021. We want to explore the procedural changes that...

Breaches of Intervention Orders in Victoria

Court-sanctioned Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIO) are the first port of call for victims of family violence. Anna Goldsborough, a magistrate specialising in family violence, believes that intervention orders are a crucial method in curbing actions of future...