Submission to Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

Numerous inquiries have been held into the family law system and “the intersection between family violence and family law”. We submit that these inquiries provide the Government with an extensive analysis of what is problematic within the current family law system, and proposed solutions, to form the basis of immediate reform. Given the amount of existing evidence, we continue to question the necessity of this Inquiry,10 but are reluctantly engaging in the Inquiry to ensure that it is informed by the voices of victim-survivors and the organisations that support them. We submit that change to a system that is widely acknowledged as needing immediate reform to ensure the safety of victim-survivors and their children, cannot be delayed awaiting the outcome of this Inquiry when proposed solutions have already been developed.

DV Vic Submission Joint Select Committee on Australia’s FLS