Embolden’s submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System has now been published.
As signatory to a joint statement by over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children, Embolden has previously denounced the delay in real action and urges five immediate changes to improve safety in the system, noting concerns about the safety of victim/survivors participating in the Inquiry.
Our submission is based on evidence from experts, including specialist women’s safety researchers and practitioners, and those with lived experience of violence, and focuses on the following Terms of Reference provided by the Joint Select Committee:
a.) Information sharing
b.) Evidence of domestic and family violence in family law courts
c.) Reforms in the family law system
f.) Impact of family law proceedings
g.) Grandparents as carers
j.) Pre-nuptial agreements