A special issue on commercial surrogacy features in the December 2015 issue (Vol 23, Pt 2) of the Journal of Law and Medicine. In an introductory note to the special issue, Chief Judge John Pascoe of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia comments that the: fundamental issue for any community in relation to surrogacy is ...more
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “Can Part VII of the Family Law Act do what is asked of it?” – Helen Rhoades, John Dewar and Nareeda Lewers; “A national approach to manage vexatious litigation: New powers under the Family Law Act” – Robert Benjamin; and “Do members of a class of beneficiaries of a discretionary trust have a “right” to documents which can be enforced in the Family Court?” – Richard Ingleby. There is also an International Family Law section and a Recent Cases section with notes on the following cases: SCVG v KLD (Shared parental responsibility – Equal or substantial and significant time); Gludau v Gludau; Gludau v Gludau (No 2) (Property – Wrong assessment of contributions – Restitution); Langer v Griffin (Property – Contravention order – Prison sentence).
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes two interesting articles and several section notes. The first article comes from Michael Nicholls QC and describes the rules about jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement in the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention and the effect of them on cases in Australia. The second article is by David Fryer who assesses a parent’s ability to protract proceedings within family law litigation by knowingly making a false allegation of sexual abuse against the other parent. There is also an International Family Law section about surrogacy in California, a book review comments on the following recent cases: Roda v Roda, Craig v Rowlands, Valentine v Lacerra, Wilson v Wilson.
The latest issue of the Family Law Review includes articles on the drafting and use of affidavits in the Family Court and judges receiving evidence directly from children. Also in this Part are four sections: the Child Support Update discusses departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates, Family Dispute Resolution focuses on capacity to mediate, International Family Law analyses immigration issues impacting upon children and the Recent Cases section includes case notes on six recent decisions.
The first Part of Volume 2 of Family Law Review opens with an Editorial and a Tribute to Ray Watson, followed by articles on the history of the Family Law Act and the Family Court and the therapeutic justice origins of the Family Court. There is also a range of sections including Child Support Update, Family Dispute Resolution, International Family Law and Recent Cases.
The October issue of Family Law Review promises an interesting mix of material on various aspects of family law. It includes an article that looks at the changes to surrogacy laws and compares the State surrogacy regimes in Australia. The Family Dispute Resolution section discusses how to work effectively with Family Relationship Centres and the International Family Law section examines protection from forced and servile marriages. There is also a book review and several case notes on recent family law cases.