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Significant cases published November 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Cresswell & Conroy (No 2) [2023] FedCFamC1A 201 (22 November 2023) PARENTING AND PROPERTY – De facto relationship – Mental health issues potentially impacting upon presentation of appellant mother as a witness – Where adverse credit findings were made by the primary judge against the…

NLA launches the With You Trauma-Informed Organisational Toolkit

The NLA With You Trauma-Informed Organisational Toolkit was recently launched by the Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Mark Dreyfus at Australian Parliament House on 16 November 2023. The Toolkit provides practical guidance for legal assistance services on all aspects of trauma-informed, rights-based principles across service design, organisational culture, leadership and management. This is the first Australian Toolkit of its kind,…

Significant cases published October 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Kirke & Kirke [2023] FedCFamC1F 827 (28 September 2023) CRITICAL INCIDENT LIST – Where mother and father incarcerated – Where children living with the paternal grandparents – Where major long-term decisions were required on an urgent basis – Where the paternal grandmother sought parental responsibility for the…