About this inquiry

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

Past Public Hearings

24 Oct 2017: Canberra, ACT
17 Oct 2017: Canberra, ACT
05 Sep 2017: Canberra, ACT


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.

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The questionnaire has now closed.  The Committee's work has also been informed by those with personal experience at the intersection of family violence and the family law system.  The Committee thanks all respondents who completed the questionnaire and shared their personal stories.  The Committee published some early findings from the questionnaire, and will continue to do so in coming weeks.

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