Proctor : April 2019
Our Call to Parties Statement for the 2019 federal election addresses the critical state of family law in Australia, along with 15 other key issues. See page 16. ALRC = Australian Law Reform Commission ALRC Review = Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Family Law System ‘Merger Bills’ = Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 QLS = Queensland Law Society Senate Committee = Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee THE ROAD TO FAMILY LAW REFORM 18 MAY 2018 QLS submission to ALRC Issues Paper. 14 FEB 2018 The Senate Committee releases its report on the ‘merger Bills’. 31 MAR 2019 ALRC Final Report due to be delivered to the Attorney-General. 2–3 APR 2019 Federal Senate sitting dates. Last chance to consider merging bills. 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