About this inquiry

The bill would ensure that appropriate protections for victims of family violence are in place during cross-examination in all family law proceedings. In particular, the bill would prohibit personal cross‑examination in certain circumstances, and require that cross-examination be conducted by a legal representative. Where personal cross‑examination is not prohibited, the court would be required to apply other appropriate protections for the victim of family violence.



Past Public Hearings

01 Aug 2018: Melbourne, VIC

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 [Provisions]

On 28 June the Senate referred the provisions of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 August 2018.

The deadline for submissions to the inquiry is 13 July 2018.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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