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Significant cases published September 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Rubra & Potter [2023] FedCFamC1A 159 (18 September 2023) PARENTING – Where it was not disputed at the appeal hearing that the mediation was conducted by a “family dispute resolution practitioner” – Where the primary judge erred by using information given at the mediation, the…

Significant cases published August 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Paterson & Hamdy (No 3) [2023] FedCFamC1F 629 (31 July 2023) PARENTING – Where children have not seen or spoken with the father since 2016 – Where father convicted of and jailed for offences – Where children express strong views to not see the father – Where…

Significant cases published July 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Gadhavi & Gadhavi [2023] FedCFamC1A 117 (21 July 2023) PROPERTY – Whether the primary judge’s determination of a 60/40 contribution based division in favour of the wife was reasonable within the context of a Kennon v Kennon [1997] FamCA 27; (1997) FLC 92-757 claim and the husband’s significant initial…

Updates to FCFCOA Family Violence Plan and Best Practice Principles

This week the FCFCOA have published the updated Family Violence Plan and Family Violence Best Practice Principles. Information about the changes are available on the FCFCOA website here: Updates to family violence plan and principles | Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (fcfcoa.gov.au) The Court has also released three new short films on the following…

AIFS Webinar: Supporting children and young people bereaved by domestic homicide

Presenters: Professor Eva Alisic, Kathryn Joy, Dr Joe Tucci and Dr Rachel Carson Date & time: Wednesday 13 September 2023, 1:00 – 2:00PM (AEST). Register The murder of a child’s parent in the context of domestic violence is a traumatic experience that has immediate and long-term effects on a child’s social, emotional and cognitive…

Significant cases published June 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Pandya & Pandya [2023] FedCFamC1A 85 (1 June 2023) PARENTING – Where the mother appeals from an interim order permitting the father to change the child’s school – Procedural fairness – Whether the primary magistrate failed to afford the mother procedural fairness – Where…

IMPORTANT: Are you registered for Phase 1 online training? your records may be impacted by transition to a new Learning Management System

The ICL website’s current Learning Management System (LMS), which houses the ICL Phase 1 online training program, is in need of an upgrade. The project to upgrade to a new LMS will commence shortly in August 2023. In the meantime, trainees continue to have access to the training program as per usual. There will be a period…

Significant cases published May 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Jagic & Mattias [2023] FedCFamC1A 57 (3 May 2023) PARENTING – Where the mother appeals from interim parenting orders reversing the residence of the parties’ three young children and requiring them to spend professionally supervised time with her, at her cost – Where the…

Significant cases published April 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Saller & Danell [2023] FedCFamC1F 122 (7 March 2023) PARENTING – Where final parenting orders made in 2017 – Where father found to have engaged in serious acts of family violence to the mother and sexualised conduct towards the children – Where father previously found to…

Training webinar for NSW ICLs | Lighthouse and Evatt Information Session

Legal Aid NSW are hosting a webinar on Tuesday 13 June for ICLs focused on Lighthouse and the Evatt List. Following the National ICL Webinar on 11 May this panel discussion will delve further into Lighthouse and Evatt List for NSW matters. The panel will include Senior Judicial Registrars and Judicial Registrars who determine, manage and…
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