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Title Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms : summary report / Rae Kaspiew ... [and others]
Published [Melbourne] : Australian Institute of Family Studies, [2009]
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Description vii, 27 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents 1. Background -- 2. Evaluation methodology -- 3. Evaluation findings -- 4. Implications of the findings for the key evaluation questions -- 5. Conclusion
Summary In 2006, the Australian Government introduced a series of changes to the family law system, including the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 and increased funding for new and expanded family relationships services. Three years later, an evaluation was conducted to assess the extent to which these reforms have improved the management of parental separation away from litigation and towards co-operative parenting, for the best interests of the child, and to provide evidence on the use and operation of the family law system. This summary report provides an overview of the evaluation, and includes background information on the law reforms, details on the evaluation methodology, summaries of the findings, and implications and conclusions
Notes "December 2009"
Released 28 January 2010
"This report was commissioned by the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs."--T.p. verso
Authors: Rae Kaspiew, Matthew Gray, Ruth Weston, Lawrie Moloney, Kelly Hand, Lixia Qu, and the Family Law Evaluation Team
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 27)
Notes System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader to read pdf file
Commonwealth of Australia 2009
Subject Australia. Family Law Act 1975.
Australia. Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006
Domestic relations -- Australia -- Evaluation.
Family services -- Australia -- Evaluation.
Separated parents -- Services for -- Australia -- Evaluation.
Children of separated parents -- Services for -- Australia -- Evaluation.
Author Kaspiew, Rae.
Gray, Matthew.
Weston, Ruth
Moloney, Lawrence.
Hand, Kelly.
Qu, Lixia.
Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Australia. Attorney-General's Department.
Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
ISBN 9781921414213