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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 QUT|
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|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:18|
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