The Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System was appointed by resolution of the Senate on 18 September 2019 and resolution of the House of Representatives on 19 September 2019.
Submissions close: 18 December 2019
Reporting date: 30 June 2021
The committee was originally due to present its final report on or before 7 October 2020. On 31 August 2020, both Houses of Parliament agreed to extend the reporting date to 25 February 2021.
The committee tabled its first interim report on 7 October 2020.
The committee tabled its second interim report on 15 and 16 March 2021. The second interim report details the committee's views and recommendations on the family law system. This concludes the committee's inquiry into the family law system.
On 15 and 16 June 2021, the Parliament agreed to extend the presentation of the final report until 29 October 2021. The committee intends that the final report will outline the committee's views and recommendations on the child support system and its interaction with the family law system.
Information about the inquiry can be found here.
The committee has decided that the hours of operation of the phone line for this inquiry are 9.30am–12.30pm, Monday to Friday. This is to enable the secretariat to undertake other important work in relation to the inquiry.
Update: The secretariat will endeavour to maintain the hours of operation of the phone lines, however, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the secretariat cannot guarantee that phone calls will be answered or returned promptly. To ensure a prompt response to please direct your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org