Proposal to set up a Royal Commission into family law and child support systems


Senator Hanson moved that:

That the Senate calls on the Federal Government to establish a royal commission to inquire into the child support system and the family law system, with the terms of reference to include:

(a) the conduct of lawyers and costs of legal advice;

(b) the adequacy of legal aid and its budget;

(c) the cost of transcripts of court proceedings;

(d) the costs, adequacy and effectiveness of supervised visitation;

(e) the conduct and costs of those providing expert advice including psychologists;

(f) the cost and cause of delays;

(g) the use of courts at night;

(h) the effectiveness and efficiency of the child support system;

(i) suicides related to the child support system and the family law system; and

(j) the experience of children.

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