Media

Our media releases

Women’s Legal Services Australia Welcomes Announcement of Funding for New Family Violence and Cross-examination Scheme, 5 December 2018

Women’s Legal Services Australia urges the Government to Extend Reporting Period before Dismantling Family Court, 10 September 2018

Women’s Legal Services Australia says Specialisation in Family Law is Integral to Women and Children’s Safety in the Family Law Court System, 23 August 2018

Women’s Legal Services Australia Welcomes Cross-Examination Bill But Says Funding and Reforms to Better Identify and Respond to Family Violence Are Needed if Reforms are to Work, 28 June 2018

WLSA Cautions for DV Victims’ Safety in Family Court Overhaul, 30 May 2018

Federal Government legislation putting the safety of women and children experiencing family violence at risk 7 December 2017

An end to direct questioning by abusive partners in family law proceedings 10 May 2017

Put safety in family law at top of COAG agenda says WLSA, 8 December 2016

ALP cross examination announcement welcome, Turnbull government must now prioritise safety in family law – WLSA, 23 November 2016

Cash, Shorten and Di Natale receive petition from Rosie Batty on family law reform

WLSA launches five step plan to keep women and children safe in family law

GREENS ENDORSE 5 STEP PLAN TO KEEP WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAFE IN FAMILY LAW

Recent articles about the crisis in family law

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to propose family violence law reforms ahead of White Ribbon Day, News.com.au, 23 November 2016

‘Women are being traumatised’: Rosie Batty call to end cross-examination by ‘abusers’, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 2016

The Family Court has a serious attitude problem when it comes to domestic violence Daily Life, 2 May 2016

Violence tops legal-aid funded family law cases  The Australian, 18 April 2016