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: 16 December 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.
The Parliament has agreed to extend the presentation of the final report until 29 October 2021 and subsequently until 16 December 2021. The committee intends to report on the committee's views and recommendations on the child support system and its interaction with the family law system.
The committee tabled its third interim report on 22 November 2021. The third interim report outlines the committee’s views and recommendations regarding the child support system.
The committee also tabled its final report on 22 November 2021 with some further recommendations on the family law system.
This concludes the work of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System.
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