Appendix 2


Friday, 14 February 2020
Committee room 2S3
Parliament House
Attorney-General's Department
Mr Iain Anderson, Deputy Secretary, Legal Services and Families Group
Mr Cameron Gifford, First Assistant Secretary, Families and Legal System Division
Ms Dianne Orr, Assistant Secretary, Family Law Branch
Ms Alexandra Mathews, Assistant Secretary, Family Safety Branch
Department of Social Services
Ms Liz Hefren-Webb, Deputy Secretary, Families and Communities
Mr Shane Bennett, Acting Deputy Secretary, Social Security
Ms Mary McLarty, Acting Group Manager, Participation Payments and Families
Mr Bruce Young, Acting General Manager, Child Support, Indigenous and Tailored Services Division, Services Australia
Ms Cathy Toze, Acting National Manager, Child Support Program Branch, Services Australia
Australian Human Rights Commission (via teleconference)
Ms Megan Mitchell, National Children's Commissioner
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Savoy Room
Rydges Southbank
23 Palmer Street, Townsville
Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (via teleconference)
Mr James Steel, President
Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators & Mediators (via teleconference)
Mr Andrew Davies, Chair
Dispute Management Australia (via teleconference)
Ms Tania Murdock
Queensland Law Society (via teleconference)
Mr Luke Murphy, President
Ms Deborah Awyzio, Chair
Ms Rachael Field, Member
Mr Stafford Shepherd, Director
The committee will be holding confidential hearings after the adjournment to hear from invited individual submitters.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Elizabethan Room
Leichardt Hotel
Cnr Denham & Bolsover Street, Rockhampton
Mr Geoff Wilson (Submission 111) (via teleconference), Private capacity
Professor Patrick Parkinson (via teleconference), Private capacity
Dr Helena Menih, Private capacity
Ms Zoe Rathus, Private capacity
Dr Samantha Jeffries, Private capacity
Professor Rachael Field, Private capacity
Craig Ray & Associates (via teleconference)
Mr Craig Ray, Principal
Solo Legal Pty Ltd
Ms Caroline Parsons, Principal Lawyer
New Way Lawyers (via teleconference)
Mrs Carolyn Devries, Chief Executive Officer
ASD Family Legal
Ms Melanie Harris, Principal Director
Domestic Violence Action Centre, Queensland (via teleconference)
Ms Jennyne Dillon, Counselling Team Leader
Ms Kelly Holcroft, Team Leader, Counselling
The committee will be holding confidential hearings after the adjournment to hear from invited individual submitters.

Thursday, 12 March 2020
Speaker's Hall
Queensland Parliament
Cnr George and Alice Street, Brisbane
Men’s Rights Agency
Ms Sue Price, Administrator
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation (via teleconference)
Ms Amanda Sillars, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dr Mandy Matthewson, Director
Centacare Family & Relationship Services
Dr April O'Mara, Manager Practice Governance and Research
Women's Legal Service Qld
Ms Angela Lynch, Chief Executive Officer
For Kids Sake
Ms Karen Clarke, Ambassador
Dr David Curl, Chief Executive Officer
The committee will be holding confidential hearings after the adjournment to hear from invited individual submitters.
Friday, 13 March 2020
Robinson/William Room
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
90 William Street, Sydney
Law Council of Australia
Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President-elect
Mr Paul Doolan, Chair, Family Law Section
Ms Pauline Wright, President
Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)
Mr John Flanagan, Deputy Registered Officer
Mr Andrew Thompson, Party Secretary and Registered Officer
Australian Pro Bono Centre
Ms Jessica Hatherall, Head of Policy and Strategy
Ms Sally Embelton, Policy and Project Officer
Australian Bar Association
Ms Suzanne Christie, Chair, Family Law Committee
NSW Bar Association
Mr Michael Kearney SC, Chair, Family Law Committee
Ms Elizabeth Pearson, Director, Policy and Public Affairs
NSW Chief Magistrate of the Local Court
His Honour Graeme Henson AM, Chief Magistrate
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety
Dr Heather Nancarrow, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Michele Robinson, Director, Evidence to Action
Ms Jackie McMillan, Project Officer
Women’s Electoral Lobby Australia
Ms Catherine Gander, Convenor, WEL NSW Eliminating Violence against Women Action Group
Ms Jozefa Sobski AM, Member, WEL Australia National Coordinating Committee
Women's Safety NSW
Ms Hayley Foster, Chief Executive Officer
National Assocation of Community Legal Centres
Mr Nassim Arrage, Chief Executive Officer
Women's Legal Services Australia (WLSA)
Ms Sophie Quinn, Co-convenor
Ms Amber Russell, Co-convenor
Ms Helen Matthews
Women's Legal Service NSW
Ms Liz Snell, Law Reform and Policy Coordinator
Ms Philippa Davis, Principal Solicitor
Ms Gabrielle Craig, Assistant Principal Solicitor
Jannawi Family Centre
Ms Biljana Milosevic, Director
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
Ms Carolina Gottardo, Director
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
Ms Sarah Dale, Director and Principal Solicitor
Interrelate Limited
Ms Patricia Occelli, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Sharon Grocott, Head of Research and Innovation
Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
Ms Karen Willis OAM, Chief Executive Officer
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Committee Room 2S3
Parliament House
Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People
Ms Leanne McLean, Commissioner
Divorce Partners Pty Ltd
Mr David Eagle, Partner
Elizabeth Whitelock
Mr Mark Jones
Australian Women Against Violence Alliance
Dr Merrindahl Andrew, Project Manager
Ms Tina Dixson, Policy Officer
National Legal Aid
Ms Gabrielle Canny Smith, Director, National Legal Aid Family Law Working Group
Ms Kylie Beckhouse, Legal Aid NSW representative, National Legal Aid Family Law Working Group
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Via videoconference
Parliament House, Canberra
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Australian Chapter
The Hon Diana Bryant, Past President * NB. Personal submission also made to the committee (Submission 847)
Ms Kirstie Colls, Board Member
Victoria Legal Aid
Ms Nicole Rich, Executive Director, Family Youth and Children's Law
Ms Gayathri Paramasivam, Associate Director, Family Law
No to Violence
Ms Jacqui Watt, CEO
Ms Carolyn Macleod, FASS Worker, Dandenong FLC
Mr Shane Bedwell, FASS Worker, Melbourne FLC
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Ms Anne Hollonds, Director
Ms Kelly Hand, Deputy Director, Research
Dr Rae Kaspiew, Executive Manager, Family Law, Family Violence and Elder Abuse
Dr Rachel Carson, Senior Research Fellow
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Via videoconference
Parliament House, Canberra
Men's Resources Tasmania
Mr Jonathan Bedloe, Executive Officer
Ms Carmel O'Brien, Private capacity
Professor Augusto Zimmermann, Private capacity
One in Three Campaign
Mr Greg Andresen, Senior Researcher
Mr Andrew Humphreys, Social Worker
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Via videoconference
Parliament House, Canberra
Ms Elizabeth Evatt (via videoconference), Private capacity
Australian Brotherhood of Fathers (via videoconference)
Mr Leith Erikson, Founder
Mr Cody Beck, Principal Lawyer, ABF Legal
Ms Tyler Bowshire, Solicitor, ABF Legal
Mr Michael Jose, ABF Consultant
Northern Territory Women’s Legal Services (via videoconference)
Ms Janet Taylor, Managing Principal Solicitor, Central Australian Women's Legal Service
Ms Amber Russell, Central Australian Women's Legal Service
Lone Fathers Association Australia (via teleconference)
Mr Barry Williams, National President

Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Via videoconference
Parliament House, Canberra
Family & Relationship Services Australia - (via videoconference)
Ms Jackie Brady, Executive Director
Victim Support Service and Women’s Legal Service SA - (via videoconference)
Ms Zita Adut Deng Ngor, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Jody Knighton, Principal Solicitor
Ms Celia Moodie - (via videoconference), Private capacity
ConciliateSA - (via videoconference)
Ms Jane Silbereisen, FDRP, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Business Manager
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Via videoconference
Parliament House, Canberra
Australian Family Association - (via videoconference)
Mrs Terri Kelleher, National President
Mr Warwick D'Silva, Western Australian State President
Mr Joseph Devitt
Aboriginal Family Law Services (WA) - (via videoconference)
Ms Linda Cao, Senior Legal Advisor
Ms Carrie Hannington, Solicitor
Ms Stephanie Monck, Principal Legal Officer
The Hon. Emeritus Professor Marcia Neave AO - (via videoconference), Private capacity
Professor the Hon. Nahum Mushin AM - (via videoconference), Private capacity

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