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A WORLD WIDE HISTORY OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The ABC ran a radio program on 16 June 2015 which examines the emergence of marriage equality around the world.
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA - ENTRY OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA

HAGUE CONVENTION ON CHILD ABDUCTION - AUSTRALIA AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA The following is the content of an Attorney General's Press Release issued 9 June 2015: "The Australian Government welcomes the entry into force of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction between Australia and the Republic of Korea.
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NO FAULT DIVORCE - IT WASN'T ALWAYS SO

NO FAULT DIVORCE was embodied in the Family Law Act 1975. It was a very different story under the previous legislation, the Matrimonial Causes Act. Under that Act divorce could only occur in circumstances of proving fault such as adultery, abuse or abandonment. It was a very expensive, uncomfortable, embarrassing and public process.
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CAN I PUBLISH DETAILS OF FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS ON FACEBOOK OR ELSEWHERE

You cannot publish details of Family Court proceedings where the publication identifies the parties or other matters as set out in this article and the relevant Section of the Family Law Act. This includes Facebook or postings to any social media or otherwise on the internet.
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FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS UPDATE

The Headlines - Judge Throws out Pre-Nuptial Agreement made under duress. You can read the article for yourself by clicking here. More importantly the Federal Attorney General has announced and circulated a draft of changes to the Family Law Act stating in the release -
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FIND OUT WHAT MEDIATION IS ALL ABOUT

Mediation is a far better way to resolve disputes. It has many advantages over other methods of dispute resolution and certainly better than any form of litigation.
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CONTINUED PUSH TO LEGALISE COMMERCIAL SURROGACY

Read the story on the ABC: The Chief Justice of the Family Court calls for reform of surrogacy laws in Australia. The problem as we see is is that each State and Territory has its own surrogacy leglislation except the Northern Teritory that has none at all. Also commercial surrogacy is unlawful forcing couples to travel overseas to enter illegal surrogacy arrangements. The debate has been raging for quite a while but so far the Federal government (and previous Federal governments) have failed to legislate appropriately.
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MEDIATION - WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I DO IT?

Mediation including family dispute resolution provides far superior outcomes than Court proceedings. Costs, privacy, speedy resolution are only some of the reasons why mediation is the resolution method that works. Going to Court is costly and without doubt one of the most demoralising and stressful events you will encounter.
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CHOOSING BETWEEN TERRORISM AND PEACE

If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring. Watch the video here
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FAMILY REPORTS/ASSESSMENTS

The Family Courts have released a document called "Australian Standards of Practice of Family Assessments and Reports".