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Legislative aspirations and social realities: Empirical reflections on Australia's 2006 family law reforms

Kaspiew, Rae; Gray, Matthew; Qu, Lixia; Weston, Ruth

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The Australian government has recently introduced a Bill into Parliament that is intended to improve the way concerns about family violence and child abuse are dealt with in the context of post-separation parenting disputes. The move follows recent reports examining the impact of significant reforms to the family law system introduced in 2006. Motivated by a desire to ensure that children maintain involvement with both parents after separation and to place greater emphasis on non-court-based...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57503
Source: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2011.632884

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