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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.…

Significant cases published May 2024

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – (Division 1) Appellate Jurisdiction    Allwright & Allwright [2024] FedCFamC1A 79 (14 May 2024) CONTRAVENTION PROCEEDINGS – Nature of contravention proceedings – Where the appellant failed to prove that the primary judge pressured her to continue the contravention hearing without a lawyer appointed pursuant to s 102NA – Where…

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…

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…
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