Queensland Law Society

Legal policy submission - family law

QLS consults with policy committees, members and other stakeholders on law reform. We regularly invite these stakeholders to provide comment for submissions to parliamentary committees.

Family law
On 28 September 2018, with the assistance of the QLS Family Law Committee, the Society made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in response to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018.

In summary, the Society does not support the court restructure set out in the Bills. While the Society supports the creation of a single, specialist family court, in our view the proposed reforms are significantly flawed and the Bills will not achieve their intended objective.