Spotlight
Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
No fault divorce - the end of the blame game
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, will introduce "no fault" divorce in England and Wales for the first time. This article looks at what it...
New Cafcass guidance on working with children during COVID-19
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has published guidance on working with children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance sets out arrangements for...
Remote hearings in family proceedings – how is justice perceived?
The motion for the recent Kingsley Napley debate:  “This House believes remote hearings are not remotely fair” was carried with a fairly balanced 56% in favour and 44% against....
Online event: An update on recovery in the civil, family courts & tribunals
HM Courts and Tribunals Service has announced that it is holding an online event to discuss its recovery plan for the civil, family courts and tribunals, which was published on 9 November 2020...
HM Courts & Tribunals Service confirms 2020 Christmas and new year closure dates
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has confirmed the dates over the Christmas and new year period in which Crown Courts, magistrates’ courts,...
View all articles
Authors

Family judges call for more funding in Australia

Dec 3, 2018, 17:13 PM
Judges call for more public funding in Australia
Slug : family-judges-call-for-more-funding-in-australia
Meta Title : Judges call for more public funding in Australia
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Oct 31, 2018, 08:30 AM
Article ID : 117447

Senior judges in Australia have criticized the country's government for what they call a severe lack of funding of family courts.

According to the magistrates, both current and former judges, families suffer as a result of underfunded institutions, leading to delays in proceedings and unnecessary costs, Australian broadcaster ABC reports.

One unnamed, former judge the current family court system "did not have enough money to get resources, such as family reports and access to family consultants, and I think it's still the same today."

He stated that family courts in Australia should be better funded, but political considerations have held back additional funds in recent years.

"There are not too many votes in courts, and other things are seen by governments as more attractive places to put public money," the former magistrate explained.

Read more about this story from down under on ABC's news site.

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
  • Family
  • International family law
Australia-Flag-2
Provider : LexisNexis
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from