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Authors

Robyn Carroll

Abstract

Extract:

The Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005 (the Bill) introduces many important changes to the law and practice of family disputes. Many of these changes are directly relevant to family mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners. The Bill introduces changes to funding procedures for counselling and mediation services, accreditation, and the admissibility of what was said in court-based services. A further change, the topic of this article, is the removal of the statutory immunity currently conferred on family and child mediators.

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