Parenting during a pandemic: best interests of the child remain paramount

With COVID-19 adding an extra complication to the lives of many families, how are families to approach their family law issues during this time ?

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Children’s Guardian Act 2019: an historic step to an integrated child safe scheme in NSW

The Children’s Guardian Act 2019, which commences 1 March, brings all the functions of the Children’s Guardian together under one Act.

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What does it mean to be a parent? High Court delivers clarity in sperm donor case

Can a sperm donor be a legal parent ? Our expert, DR FELICITY BELL, takes a closer look at the High Court’s landmark decision.

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Is this the future of family law? Overview of the ALRC Report

Concerned about the future of family law but haven’t got around to reading the ALRC’s 580+ page report? DR FELICITY BELL provides an overview of…

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Family arbitration: What it is and how to use it

With the family law system in crisis JUDGE JOE HARMAN of the Federal Circuit Court discusses the merits of family arbitration.

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NSW stamp duty exemption now available in family law arbitration

Did you know you can get a NSW stamp duty exemption in family law arbitration? ANTONELLA SANDERSON explains the reforms making arbitration all the more…

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First judicial consideration of family law property arbitration reforms

Braddon & Braddon is the first judicial clarification of when a family law property arbitral award can be reviewed, or registration opposed. By MATTHEW SHEPHERD.

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The NSW Working With Children scheme, five years on

Working With Children laws reformed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse . By SHARMINIE NILES.

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Court of Appeal reins in generous family provision decisions in 2017

Family provision cases involve careful exercise of judicial discretion. Reasonable minds can, and do, differ. By MICHELLE PAINTER SC.

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Re: Kelvin – a turning point for gender dysphoria cases in Australia

In Re: Kelvin, the applicant urged the Court to dispense with the need for transgender children to obtain court authorisation for commencing ‘stage 2’ medical treatment…

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