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Second Reading Speeches

Family Law Amendment (A Step Towards a Safer Family Law System) Bill 2020

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
PERRETT, Graham, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Implements certain recommendations of the 2009 Family Law Council report '

Improving responses to family violence in the family law system: An advice on the intersection of family violence and family law issues
', the 2017 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report '
A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence
', and the 2019 Australian Law Reform Commission report '
Family Law for the Future - An Inquiry into the Family Law System
' by amending the
Family Law Act 1975
to remove provisions relating to the: presumption of equal shared parental responsibility when making parenting orders; and requirement that the courts consider, in certain circumstances, the child spending equal time, or substantial and significant time with each parent.