Federal Family Law Reform in 2005: The Problems and Pitfalls for Women and Children of an Increased Emphasis on Post-Separation Informal Dispute Resolution

Field, Rachael M. (2005) Federal Family Law Reform in 2005: The Problems and Pitfalls for Women and Children of an Increased Emphasis on Post-Separation Informal Dispute Resolution. QUT Law and Justice Journal, 5(1), pp. 28-51.

Abstract

This article discusses dilemmas for women and children arising out of the Australian Federal Government’s decision to increase the use of informal dispute resolution processes in family law matters from 2006. It suggests that in the light of the disadvantages that women can face in informal processes, a model of dispute resolution that includes lawyers is justified. This is in direct contrast to the approach suggested in the reforms which states that lawyers are to be excluded from the proposed Family Relationship Centres on the basis that they are likely to make the processes practised in the Centres adversarial.

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ID Code: 6285
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1445-6249
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 QUT
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:18

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