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The Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

This Bill, passed on 23 March 2021 and given assent on 7 April 2021, amends the Child Protection Act 1999 as follows: By altering the priority of care for children...


The Styles of Mediation

Lisa Foley and Deborah Awyzio presented for TV Education Network, a portal for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)  on 25 November 2020. The webinar was recorded and on the topic of...


Is Coercive Control illegal in Australia?

  Coercive Control has been described as a form of intimate terrorism, but is it illegal in Australia? What is Coercive Control? Coercive control is the term given to a...


Family law Settlements: An Alternative to going to Court

If you have reached a stage with your ex where you have not been able to come to an agreement about how to divide your assets, and you have tried...


7News Interview, June 4 2020 with Lisa Foley


Domestic Violence: Stay of proceedings for abuse of process

Does the Magistrates Court have the power to grant a permanent stay of proceedings due to an abuse of process? In a recent appeal to a decision made by the...


What Separated Couples Need to Know About Superannuation Payment Splits?

Superannuation payment splits pursuant to financial agreements when parties have been separated for less than 12 months and the member’s total withdrawal value exceeds the low rate cap amount that...


Free Uber rides for people experiencing domestic and family violence

As a result of people needing to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported domestic violence situations. It...


Changes coming to Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulations

The draft Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Covid-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 which is not in force yet, will have the following effect for victims of domestic violence: They will...