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Contemporary issues in Australian family law: Do we need a more unified and interventionist judicial model

Hocking, Barbara A. & Guy, Scott (2004) Contemporary issues in Australian family law: Do we need a more unified and interventionist judicial model. The Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, 2004, pp. 76-95.

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Abstract

Recent decisions of the Family Court of Australian reflect concerns over the adversarial nature of the legal process. The processes and procedures of the judicial system militate against a detailed examination of the issues and rights of the parties in dispute. The limitations of the family law framework are particularly demonstrated in disputes over the custody of children where the Court has tended to neglect the rights and interests of the primary carer. An alternative "unified family court" framework will be examined in which the Court pursues a more active and interventionist approach in the determination of family law disputes.

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ID Code: 26493
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0218-2173
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2009 11:03
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:30

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