The Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System was appointed by resolution of the Senate on 18 September 2019 and resolution of the House of Representatives on 19 September 2019.
Submissions Close Date: 18th December 2019
Reporting Date: 30th June 2021 (now extended to 29th October 2021)
The committee was originally due to present its final report on or before 7 October 2020. On 31 August 2020, both Houses of Parliament agreed to extend the reporting date to 25 February 2021. That was later extended again.
On 15 and 16 June 2021, the Parliament agreed to extend the presentation of the final report until 29 October 2021. The committee intends that the final report will outline the committee’s views and recommendations on the child support system and its interaction with the family law system.
Committee Membership – https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Family_Law_System/Committee_Membership
Download the Report
December 2020 Improvements in family law proceedings interim report – You can view and download the Interim Report from the Parliament House Website – https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Family_Law_System/FamilyLaw/Interim_Report
March 2021 Improvements in family law proceedings interim report – Improvements in family law proceedings – Parliament of Australia (aph.gov.au)
Public Hearings and Transcripts
You can find out more about the public hearings that have been held on this page – https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Family_Law_System/FamilyLaw/Public_Hearings