Title

Recognition of violence in the Australian family law system: A long journey

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

This article situates the recent reform recommendations and proposed legislative amendments regarding family violence within their historical context. Using archival materials and interview data collected for a project about the early Family Court, the authors explore the idea that the way in which Australia’s family law system was originally conceived has continued to shape its practices and responses to the issue of family violence, and consider whether the Federal Government’s Family Violence Bill will make a difference.

School/Institute

School of Arts

Document Type

Journal Article

Access Rights

ERA Access

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