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Review of 2014 Family Justice Reforms Submission


13 November 2018

One of the issues prompting the reform of the family justice system in 2014 was that children's needs were being lost sight of by key parties and in court processes. 

In all actions concerning children, their welfare and best interests must be a primary consideration. Children have the right to express their views on matters that affect them, and for those views to be given due weight in decision-making.

This submission sets out the areas in which we think the family justice system can be improved to ensure children's rights, needs, and interests are placed front and centre in family justice decision-making as intended.


OCC sub family justice reforms