Family Law

Child Support Agency

International Child Abduction

Relationships Australia

Key Links to Family Law Legislation:

Current bills, Attorney-General’s portfolio (provides links to Bills, Explanatory Memoranda, Bills Digests, parliamentary speeches)

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

Family Law Act 1975

Family Court of Western Australia (Orders of Registrars) Act 1997

Family Court Act 1997 (Western Australia)

Marriage Act 1961

Civil Unions Act 2012 (ACT)

Relationships Register Act 2010 (NSW)

Relationships Act 2011 (QLD)

Relationships Act 2003 (TAS)

Relationships Act 2008 (VIC)

Key National Bodies:

Australian Government

Attorney-General’s Department: Family relationship services

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Family Law Council

Other Bodies

Australian Marriage Equality

Law Council of Australia. Family Law Section 

Lone Fathers Association of Australia (LFA)

Men’s Rights Agency

National Council of Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC)

Shared Parenting Council of Australia

Key Publications:

For further items, search the Parlinfo database and select Library for journal articles, books and library publications, and Media for newspaper articles and media releases. Although full-text searchable, for copyright reasons some material on Parlinfo may be available only to those using the Parliament House computer network.

Family Relationships Online

Family Law (Legal Aid NSW)

Halsbury’s Laws of Australia. Title 205. Family Law
Commercial publication. Not available outside Parliament

The Laws of Australia (Thomson). Title 17. Family Law
Commercial publication. Not available outside Parliament

Family Court of Australia Publications

The Law Handbook: Family Relationships (Legal Services Commission of South Australia)


Deceased Estates


Commercial and Business Law



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