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Royal Commission proposed for family law system
The Chief Justice of the Family Court says a royal commission into the family law system should be considered if the public isn’t satisfied by proposed government changes and an Australia Law Reform Commission review.
- Mark Schliebs
- The Australian
Ahead of his departure as the court’s top judge later this year, Chief Justice John Pascoe used a speech at a Law Council of Australia conference on family law in Brisbane to warn about the planned shake-up of the system.
“In my view, if legislation and the ALRC do not assuage public concern, it must be time to consider a royal commission into family law,” Justice Pascoe…