Reform the Family Law Act to Protect the Innocent

The Turnbull government has ordered a comprehensive review of the family law system to ensure it can deal with cases of domestic violence and child abuse. The Australian Law Reform Commission will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Family Law Act, the first comprehensive examination since its introduction forty-two years ago. In the meantime, a federal parliamentary committee is examining how to create a better family law system for those suffering domestic violence. It is all working just as the Turnbull government and the “establishment” divorce lawyers intended. For instance, Attorney-General George Brandis has appointed Professor Helen Rhoades to chair…

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