House of Representatives Committees

Joint Select Committee on Certain Aspects of the Operation and Interpretation of the Family Law Act

Inquiry into certain aspects of the operation and interpretation of the Family Law Act 1975

Report

On 26 November 1992, the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of the Operation and Interpretation of the Family Law Act tabled its report entitled The Family Law Act 1975: Aspects of its operation and interpretation.

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This report is available in five parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 16 chapters and 7 appendices.

The Family Law Act 1975: Aspects of its operation and interpretation

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 3 (PDF 4001KB)
Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, Contents, List of Abbreviations, List of Recommendations

Ch1: The inquiry

Ch2: The Family Court of Australia
Ch3: The role, funding and effectiveness of the Family Court Counselling Service

Part B: Chapter 4 to Chapter 6 (PDF 4599KB)
Ch4: Marriage guidance and family mediation
Ch5: The proper resolution of disputes in relation to children: Part I - legal issues
Ch6: The proper resolution of disputes in relation to children: Part II - other issues

Part C: Chapter 7 to Chapter 9 (PDF 4732KB)
Ch7: Enforcement of Family Court orders
Ch8: Matrimonial property
Ch9: Superannuation

Part D: Chapter 10 to Chapter 15 (PDF 5091KB)
Ch10: De Facto property settlements
Ch11: Family farms
Ch12: Financial agreements
Ch13: The adversarial nature of proceedings and associated matters
Ch14: Costs
Ch15: Publication of proceedings

Part E: Chapter 16 to Appendix 7 (end) (PDF 3381KB)
Ch16: The Child Support Scheme
Appendix 1: Index of submissions
Appendix 2: Program of public hearings
Appendix 3: Advertising of the inquiry
Appendix 4: List of Recommendations, Joint Select Committee on the Family Law Act, 1980
Appendix 5: Letter to the Attorney-General from the Chairman of the Commitee, dated 15 September 1992
Appendix 6: Letter to the Commitee from the Chief Executive Officer, dated 16 July 1992
Appendix 7: Letter from the Attorney-General to the Chairman of the Commitee, dated 2 September 1992

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