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Community legal services fear they will struggle after Family Court merger

Over 155 advocates from a range of professions are opposing the court merger

Advocates say they will struggle to provide the extra support needed for vulnerable clients going through family legal disputes, following a decision to merge the Family Court and…

  • Maggie Coggan
  • Pro Bono

The merger has been three years in the making, with the Morrison government arguing that the change will resolve an additional 8,000 cases a year, and make it easier for people living…

The bill to merge the two courts passed through the senate last week, despite long-held concerns from advocates that closing down the…

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