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Author Star, Leonie.

Title Counsel of perfection : the Family Court of Australia / Leonie Star
Published Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1996


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 MELB  KL 227.007 K1 Sta/Cop  AVAILABLE
Description x, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- 1. Historical Introduction -- 2. Early Legislation: England and Australia -- 3. Climate for Change -- 4. The Family Law Act (Commonwealth), 1975 -- 5. The Family Court of Australia - The Beginning -- 6. Coming of Age -- 7. New Directions -- 8. Counsel of Perfection Revisited -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This book is about divorce and its origins, how these origins have affected current thinking on divorce, and contemporary divorce mores. It also charts the social and political changes that led, twenty years ago, to a revolutionary new divorce law and a revolutionary new court, the Family Court of Australia, an institution that is still evolving and reflecting social and potential trends. Leonic Star, a legal historian, has written a book for non-legal readers and for all those Australians whose lives are touched by the Family Court. She describes the limitations that have sometimes prevented the court from fulfilling original expectations. She analyses the stresses placed on the court and its personnel, and the pressures that have affected the working of the court since its inception. Counsel of Perfection, a much-needed study of one of our most influential and controversial institutions, presents a complete and balanced picture of the Family Court as it enters its third decade
Analysis Divorce
Family Court of Australia
Family law
Federal issue
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 232-240
Subject Australia. Family Court -- History.
Divorce -- History.
Divorce -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Domestic relations courts -- Australia -- History.
Domestic relations courts -- Australia.
Family courts -- Australia -- History
Juvenile courts -- Australia -- History.
LC no. 97134800
ISBN 0195535766