Federal Circuit Court Relocation List Ceases

In March 2012, the Federal Circuit Court commenced a specialist Relocation List. The Relocation List was established as a pilot project for the hearing of certain family law proceedings in Melbourne involving applications to vary existing orders or parenting arrangements primarily as a result of a p...

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Vaccination Dispute

In the recent Family Court matter of Arranzio & Moss [2015] FamCA 544, the topical issue of whether a child should be vaccinated was considered in circumstances where the child’s parents held opposing views. At the commencement of the trial, the mother submitted that the issue of the child’s...

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Parenting Orders for a Non-Parent

The case of Grimshaw & Thanh [2014] FCCA 2614 dealt with the issue of a person other than a parent seeking time with a child. The Applicant had been in a relationship with the Mother for approximately 18 months between 2007 and 2009 when the child was aged between 1 and 3 years old. The [&hellip...

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Section 121 of the Family Law Act 1975

Section 121 of the Family Law Act prohibits publication of the details of family law proceedings. Section 121(1) provides that: “A person who publishes in a newspaper or periodical publication, by radio broadcast or television or by other electronic means, or otherwise disseminates to the publ...

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