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Parenting disputes under the Family Law Act 1975: The new regime

Young, L. (1996) Parenting disputes under the Family Law Act 1975: The new regime. Sister in Law, 1 . pp. 93-103.

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On 11 June 1996 the Family Law Reform Act 1995 (Cth) ("the Reform Act") came into effect, bringing with it dramatic changes to the resolution of parenting disputes under the Family Law Act 1975 ("the Act"). The Reform Act essentially reworks Part VII of the Act, which deals exclusively with children. While changes have also been made in the areas of family violence (the new terminology for domestic violence) and primary dispute resolution (the phrase adopted in place of alternative dispute resolution), it is the abolition of the guardianship/custody/access regime and the introduction of parenting plans that form the centrepiece of the new regime. This comment outlines briefly those aspects of Part VII and looks at how women might be affected by these changes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Enid Russell Society, School of Law, Murdoch University
Copyright: Enid Russell Society
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