Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Skilled Mediators and Workplace Bullying” – Ryan Murphy and Tania Sourdin; “ADR: Championing the (Unjust) Resolution of Bullying Disputes?” – Doris Bozin, Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal; “Property Settlements and Spousal Maintenance for the Elderly” – Kay Feeney; “Teaching Mediation Using Video and Peer Discussion: An Engaged Video Learning Model” – Kathy Douglas, Dr Tina Popa and Christina Platz; and “Mediation – My First Ten Years: 1982–1992” – Ruth Charlton. It also contains Case Notes: “Mediator Advice and an Attorney Gone Missing – Baas v Baas”; “Mediator Fees as Costs Reasonably Necessary to the Conduct of Litigation – Berkeley Cement Inc v Regents of the University of California”; “Mediation Media Watch” – David Spencer; and Book Reviews: “Mediating with Families” by Mieke Brandon and Linda Fisher and “Mediation in Australia” by Laurence Boulle and Rachael Field – Reviewed by Paul Lewis.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “Children’s rights to culture in Australia: How FDR mediation can support these rights” – Mieke Brandon and Beth Dababneh; “Restraining legal practitioners” – Michael Kearney SC; “Superannuation splitting and family law” – Anne-Marie Rice and Joseph Box; Professional Insights: “Ethical obligations and duties in family law” – Chris Gunson SC; Child Support: “The doctrine of set off and child support” – Simon Bacon; Property and Financial Arrangements: “Comparable cases and the section 79 discretion” – Paul Glass and Anna Parker; Practice and Procedure: “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not an optional extra” – Bridget Cullen; In the High Court: “Spousal maintenance and ‘financial resources’: Hall v Hall” – Olivia Rundle; and Recent Cases: Grier v Malphas; Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte; and Faukland v Shikia.
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).
(Published in Child Support Update, Vol 2 Pt 3 (June 2012) of the Family Law Review) By Debbie Hayer Senior Advisor, Department of Human Services INTRODUCTION Child support is generally only payable by a biological or adoptive “parent” of the child. The Australian Government Department of Human Services cannot accept an application for a child ...more