About this inquiry

Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence

Track Inquiry

Upcoming Public Hearings

22 Aug 2017: Alice Springs, NT

Past Public Hearings

08 Aug 2017: Canberra, ACT
31 Jul 2017: Sydney, NSW
25 Jul 2017: Melbourne, VIC


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility


Your voice matters. This questionnaire has been developed to provide individuals with the opportunity to share their experiences and insights with the Committee.

This questionnaire is anonymous, and you will not be asked for any personal details. When completing the questionnaire, please do not disclose any personal information or any information that could be used to identify you or any other person.

Throughout the inquiry, the Committee may choose to publish excerpts of individual responses to this questionnaire. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be asked if you consent to your own responses being used for this purpose.

Please click here to complete the questionnaire

Service providers, community groups, and other organisations are encouraged to share the link to this questionnaire. 

The questionnaire will be open until Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Given the sensitive nature of the inquiry, participants are asked to ensure that the names and identifying details of parties involved in family law matters, particularly children, are not disclosed when providing input to the inquiry.

Please be aware that the Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice or assistance in relation to individual circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000. If you are experiencing distress or would like to speak with someone about your situation, the following support services are available:

  • 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732
  • Men's Referral Service: 1300 766 491
  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800



This inquiry currently has no Government Response documents.

Inquiry secretariat contact:

Inquiry into a better family law system
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4230
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463