Review of children’s provisions

The Institute of Family Studies has been requested by the Federal Attorney General to review the 2006 amendments to the Family Law Act, sometimes called the shared care amendments.

I am confident that the Institute can cut through the self-interested anecdotal based lobbying to reach a sensible conclusion.  Anecdotes are typically boring and irrelevant.  One outcome should be to recommend simplification of the convoluted provisions in the Act.

Tony Abbott’s reported suggestion to allow couples to opt into a fault based system are not likely to live long in the public mind.

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