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When Rolls Royce and Holden justice collide : an analysis of the operations of the Federal Magistrates Service in Queensland in the family law arena

Cooper, Donna M. (2003) When Rolls Royce and Holden justice collide : an analysis of the operations of the Federal Magistrates Service in Queensland in the family law arena. QUT Law and Justice Journal, 3(2), pp. 222-249.

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Abstract

This research investigates claims by the Commonwealth Attorney-General that the Federal Magistrates Service (FMS) is providing a quicker, cheaper, less formal option for litigants than the Family Court. Qualitative research was undertaken in Queensland from February 2001 and November 2001. A purposive sample of twenty-five family law practitioners, nine Family Court and four Federal Magistracy judicial and management staff from around Queensland were interviewed. Although the small number of practitioners interviewed does not allow the researcher to draw conclusions as to trends across Queensland, the findings can be compared with the results of national research conducted by consultants on behalf of the Federal Magistrates Service. This project represents the first independent research into the efficacy of the FMS in achieving the goals set for it by the Attorney-General.

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ID Code: 18835
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1445-6230
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2009 15:50
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:02

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