Divorce in the Jewish Community

Australians who marry are subject to the provisions of the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth).  When they want a divorce, they are subject to the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975. In the matters of marriage and divorce, observant Jewish Australians must take into account two different legal systems: ...

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ALRC Report: Family Law for the Future

The Australian Law Reform Commission has released its report ‘Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System’. The inquiry commenced in 2017 with the objective of recommending reform needed to ensure Australia’s family law system meets the needs of contemporary families an...

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RECENT CASE: Brune & Cline [2018] FCWA 209

The Family Court of Western Australia recently handed down a decision regarding the validity of a marriage between two parties following the discovery that their Pastor’s license was invalid. The parties, who were married in 2017 were informed in the weeks leading to the ceremony that their Pastor...

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Victoria Police – Response to Family Violence

On Monday 19 November 2018 the Victorian Family Law Pathways Network held a forum on the recent changes made within the Victoria Police in response to the ongoing issue of Family Violence in Victoria. In the year ending June 2018, a total of 76,124 family violence incidents were reported by Victoria...

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LGBTIQ+ Rights Around the World

In 2017 Australia joined a list of 25 countries around the world where same-sex marriage has been legalised. The list includes 17 European countries, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Colombia. However, there are still many countries where homosexuality is c...

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