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Reforming child support laws: Breaking the cycle

Young, L. (2005) Reforming child support laws: Breaking the cycle. Alternative Law Journal, 30 (1). pp. 29-33.

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Australia's Federal Government has recently struck a Taskforce to consider specific matters relating to child support. This article considers this move in the context of what is argued to be a typical and cyclical pattern of family law reform. It traces the genesis of the Taskforce and looks at how a cyclical pattern of law reform has shaped its Terms of Reference. The author discusses what might be driving this pattern of reform and the implications it has for users of the family law system. Finally, the article identifies some opportunities afforded to the Taskforce by the Terms of Reference to reconsider the direction of child support reform.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Copyright: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative
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