Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017

20 April 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-762-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 248KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 40KB)

Background and purpose of the bill
Overview of the bill's provisions
Financial implications
Compatibility with human rights
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Issues raised and committee view (PDF 95KB)

Timing of the bill
Resourcing and training to support increased family law case workloads
Resolution of family law matters by state and territory courts
Strengthening powers of courts
Committee view

Labor Senator's Additional Comments  (Dissenting Report) (PDF 35KB)

Family Law matters to be resolved by State and Territory Courts
Summary Dismissal provisions
Criminalisation of breaches of injunctions

Australian Greens Additional Comments (PDF 72KB)


Appendix 1 - Public Submissions (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 10KB)

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