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Developments in Case Law & Practice post introduction of ICL Family Law Act Amendments

Since the inception of the new Family Law Amendment Act 2023 in May, the new ICL provisions - s68LA (5) were considered in a matter which came before Judge Beckhouse FCFCOA Division 2 (NSW). Legal Aid NSW have been involved in a matter where the new ICL provisions - s68LA (5) were considered by Judge Beckhouse…

Coming Soon: Safe & Together – DFV Resources

In exciting news National Legal Aid have engaged the services of the Safe & Together Institute to develop customised DFV e-courses exclusively for ICLs to be made available via the ICL website. In 2021 the FCFCOA engaged the services of the Safe & Together Institute to deliver court-wide domestic violence training to Judges, Registrars and CCEs.…

Exploring & Understanding Coercive Control – Podcast Resources

Looking to deepen your understanding of Coercive Control and Trauma-Informed care? We recommend these valuable podcasts: The first Podcast is by Psych Matters and is titled Exploring the Impact of Coercive Control: Perpetrator Strategies, Entrapment, and Suicide.  In this episode, Dr Andrew Amos is joined by Dr Manjula O'Connor and Dr Karen Williams for a second, more…

AIFS Collaboration: Updates to the Social Science Page & Additional Resources

We have been working closely with our partners at AIFS to update a few of our resources on the ICL website. One of the most recent upgrades has been to our library of social science resources. Thanks to AIFS’ expertise and hard work we are able to provide the most relevant up to date social science…

Webinar: Navigating cultural differences and ethical dilemmas when working with culturally diverse families – AIFS & Emerging Minds

Presenters: Pshko Marden, Rhett McDonald, Hala Abdelnour and Amanda Kemperman Partner: Emerging Minds Date & time: Wednesday 26 June 2024, 1:00 – 2:00PM (AEST). REGISTER HERE Many practitioners strive to support all families in ways that are culturally appropriate and sensitive. However, when practitioners work with children and families from a different culture than their own, they may receive questions…

Recording of webinar: ICL Family Law Act Reforms – What Can ICLs Expect? now available to view

For ICL website members who may have missed the 4 April webinar: ICL Family Law Act Reforms - What Can ICLs Expect?  you can now login to view the recording from the library of national ICL webcasts on the ICL website's Events pages. The webinar discusses how the reforms to the Family Law Act codify…

BOOK NOW: 5th National Independent Children’s Lawyers Conference, Perth, WA – 29th October, 2024

Registrations are now open for members to register for the National ICL Conference in Perth, WA. Date: Tuesday 29 October 2024 Start time: 08:30 End time: 16:45 (Please join us for drinks on the balcony and bar after the conference.) Venue: ANZAC House Veteran Central, 28 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000 View the ICL Conference Program here (please note that the program is…

Welcome To Our New LMS & Website

Introducing our newly designed website and improved Learning Management System (LMS)! Over the last six months we have been working hard behind the scenes and are thrilled to unveil our newly designed website and more user-friendly LMS, designed to serve you better. What's new? Modern design: Enjoy a new contemporary look Easy navigation: With information…
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