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Victoria Legal Aid Slashes Funding

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Victoria Legal Aid Slashes Funding

An Article from the Age by Jane Lee on 12 December 2012 had this to say about the Victorian Legal Aid costs slashing to take effect from 7 January 2013: WARNING ON LEGAL AID SLANGING MATCHES FAMILY law disputes could turn into slanging matches between parents forced to cross-examine each other, putting their children’s best […]

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Property – Leave granted to proceed 26 years after divorce

In Ordway [2012] FMCAfam 624 (13 July 2012) the wife sought an order under s 44(3) FLA for leave to file property proceedings out of time. The parties married in 1969 and divorced in April 1986. The two children of the marriage remained living with the wife in the parties’ home of which the husband […]

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Federal Circuit Court of Australia” established in law

The Hon Nicola Roxon MP, Attorney-General, issued the following media release today (21 November 2012). Legislation to rename the Federal Magistrates Court ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ and change the title of Federal Magistrates to Judge passed the Parliament this week. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Bill […]

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New title to reflect importance of Federal Magistrates Court

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon today confirmed the name of the Federal Magistrates Court and title of Federal Magistrates will change to better reflect their important role in the judicial system. The Government will now consult with the Court as to what the name of Court and the title of Magistrates should change to before bringing forward […]

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