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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…

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…

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…

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…