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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…

Recording of webinar: Lighthouse and Evatt – What this means for ICLs, Thursday 11 May 2023 is now available to view for website members

Following the 11 May 2023 National ICL Webinar: Lighthouse and Evatt – What this means for ICLs, further sessions for each state and territory are being planned to delve further into Lighthouse and Evatt List. It is anticipated that these sessions will be interactive to allow questions to be put to a panel of presenters.…

Significant cases published February 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Fierro & Fierro (No 6) [2022] FedCFamC1F 1006 (16 December 2022) PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – COSTS – Where the second respondent and the ICL seek costs in relation to the applicant’s dismissed Initiating Application – Where the Initiating Application was forlorn of hope, likely to represent…

Significant cases published December 2022 – January 2023

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Hays & Department of Communities and Justice [2023] FedCFamC1A 3 (16 January 2023) HAGUE CONVENTION – Appeal from orders requiring the return of the children to England pursuant to the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986 (Cth) (“the Regulations”) – Where the appeal challenged the…

Significant cases published November 2022

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction Loverdos & Bonner [2022] FedCFamC1A 174 (26 October 2022) PARENTING – Where the father appeals from final orders permitting the mother to relocate with the children interstate – Whether the primary judge failed to consider s65DAA of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) – Where the primary judge’s…