Appendix A: entity resource statement 2014–15

Table A.1: Entity Resource Statement, 2014–15

  Actual available appropriation
2014–15
Payments made
2014–15
Balance remaining
2014–15
$'000 $'000 $'000
Ordinary annual services1
Departmental appropriation2 181,9023 163,479 18,4234
Total 181,902 163,479 18,423
       
Administered expenses
Outcome 15 884 252 6326
Total 884 252 632
       
Total ordinary annual services 182,786 163,731 19,055
       
Special Appropriations – Special appropriations limited by criteria / entitlement
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 s 777 300 285 15
Total 300 285 15
       
Special accounts8
Opening balance
Appropriation receipts
Total special accounts
       
Total net resourcing for agency 183,086 164,016 19,070

1 Appropriation Act (No.1) 2014–15 and Appropriation Act (No.3) 2014–15. This also includes Prior Year departmental appropriation and S.74 relevant agency receipts.
2 Includes an amount of $7.900m in 2014–15 for the Departmental Capital Budget. For accounting purposes, this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owners'.
3 Includes $156.583m in Appropriations (Appropriation Bill No. 1 & 3), $3.305m in section 74 Receipts per Note 26 A of the Financial Statements, $1.238m in Cash – Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the reporting period – per Cash Flow Statement, and $20.776m in Appropriations Receivable per note 7B of the Financial Statements. Excludes other statutory receivables (GST).
4 Unspent departmental annual Appropriations per Note 26 C of the Financial Statements.
5 Administered Appropriations per Note 26 A of the Financial Statements.
6 Administered appropriation balance remaining will be used to make payments of $0.040m in 2015–16 for accrued items.
7 Repayments not provided for under other appropriations.
8 Does not include 'Special Public Money' held in accounts like Other Trust Monies Account (OTM).

Table A.2: Expenses and Resources for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Provide access to justice for litigants in family and federal law matters within the jurisdiction of the courts through the provision of judicial and support services. Budget1
2014–15
Actual Expenses
2014–15
Variation
2014–15
$'000 $'000 $'000
(a) (b) (a) – (b)
Program 1.1: Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
Administered expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Appropriation Bill No. 1 & No. 3) 884 2912 593
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year 0 3823 -382
Special appropriations 300 2704 30
Departmental expenses
Departmental Appropriation (Appropriation Bill No. 1 & No. 3)5 156,273 155,386 887
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year6 49,390 50,370 -980
Total expenses for Outcome 1 206,847 206,699 148
       
  2013–14 2014–15  
Average Staffing Level (number) 786 775  

1 Full year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2014–15 Budget per 2014–15 Estimated Actual expenses in Table 2.1 of the 2015–16 Attorney General's Portfolio Budget Statements page 303.
2 Administered Expenses (Services Rendered) Per Note 18A of the Financial Statements.
3 Includes write down and impairment of assets for bad and doubtful debts per Note 18 B of the Financial Statements.
4 Special appropriations consist of refunds of fees paid under section 77 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
5 Departmental Appropriation combines 'Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No.1 and No.3) and 's 74 retained revenue receipts'.
6 Includes depreciation and amortisation, liabilities assumed by related entities for the Judges Pension Scheme (Family Court of Australia), resources received free of charge, Judges Pension Scheme (Invalidity) (Federal Circuit Court of Australia).

Appendix B: Staffing profile

The Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (Administration) Act 2012 came into effect on 1 July 2013 formalising merged administrative arrangements that had been in place for some years. The Act also formalises the arrangements for there to be a single Chief Executive Officer for both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

As at 30 June 2015, the agency had a total workforce of 772 employees that either supports a specific court eg direct judicial support to a Family Court justice or a Federal Circuit Court judge, or provides shared services eg registrars, family consultants, registry services and corporate services.

Of the agency's 772 employees:

  • 195 (25.26 per cent) were male and 577 (74.74 per cent) were female, and
  • 601 (77.85 per cent) were ongoing employees and 171 (22.15 per cent) were non-ongoing employees.

The following tables show staff statistics by location, gender, full-time and part-time status, and ongoing and non-ongoing.

Table B.1: Staff by location

Level ACT NSO NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
APS 1     1             1
APS 2 2 2 17   14 6   18   59
APS 3 8 6 77 4 34 15 7 36   187
APS 4 6 12 60   29 12 4 33 1 157
APS 5 4 23 43 2 21 8 5 27 1 134
APS 6 2 23 6   2 3   4   40
EL 1 4 33 33 1 17 6 5 20   119
EL 2 2 15 23   12 3 2 9   66
SES 1   2 1   2     1   6
SES 2   3               3
Total 28 119 261 7 131 53 23 148 2 772

Note: Actual occupancy at 30 June 2015 includes full and part-time staff with the exception of judicial officers and casual employees. All figures are based on actual headcount.

Legend 
SES – Senior Executive Officer
NSO – National Support Office

Table B.2: Staff by gender

Level Gender ACT NSO NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
APS 1 Male     1             1
APS 2 Female 1 2 13   10 6   12   44
  Male 1   4   4     6   15
APS 3 Female 4 6 59 3 24 9 6 25   136
  Male 4   18 1 10 6 1 11   51
APS 4 Female 4 9 52   24 10 4 29   132
  Male 2 3 8   5 2   4 1 25
APS 5 Female 4 15 36 2 19 8 4 22 1 111
  Male   8 7   2   1 5   23
APS 6 Female 2 15 5   2 2   4   30
  Male   8 1     1       10
EL 1 Female 3 8 29 1 15 4 5 15   80
  Male 1 25 4   2 2   5   39
EL 2 Female 2 5 15   7 3 1 8   41
  Male   10 8   5   1 1   25
SES 1 Female     1         1   2
  Male   2     2         4
SES 2 Female   1               1
  Male   2               2
Total   28 119 261 7 131 53 23 148 2 772

Table B.3: Staff by attendance status

Level Attendance ACT NSO NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
APS 1 Part Time     1             1
APS 2 Full Time 2 2 11   14 2   14   45
  Part Time     6     4   4   14
APS 3 Full Time 7 5 49 4 29 13 5 25   137
  Part Time 1 1 28   5 2 2 11   50
APS 4 Full Time 6 9 53   26 9 3 29 1 136
  Part Time   3 7   3 3 1 4   21
APS 5 Full Time 4 19 38 2 20 8 5 21 1 118
  Part Time   4 5   1     6   16
APS 6 Full Time 1 19 5   2 3   4   34
  Part Time 1 4 1             6
EL 1 Full Time 3 29 21 1 12 4 1 14   85
  Part Time 1 4 12   5 2 4 6   34
EL 2 Full Time 2 15 16   10 2 1 7   53
  Part Time     7   2 1 1 2   13
SES 1 Full Time   2 1   2     1   6
SES 2 Full Time   3               3
Total   28 119 261 7 131 53 23 148 2 772

Note: Judicial officers and the Chief Executive Officer, who are holders of public office, and casual employees are not included in the above tables.

Table B.4: Ongoing staff by location and classification

Level ACT NSO NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
APS 1     1             1
APS 2 1 2 11   6 3   14   37
APS 3 4 5 55 1 29 13 5 30   142
APS 4 3 10 35   18 9 2 17   94
APS 5 2 21 35 2 20 8 5 19 1 113
APS 6 2 23 6   2 3   3   39
EL 1 4 31 28 1 15 6 4 17   106
EL 2 1 15 20   11 3 2 9   61
SES 1   1 1   2     1   5
SES 2   3               3
Total 17 111 192 4 103 45 18 110 1 601

Table B.5: Non-ongoing staff by location and classification

Level ACT NSO NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
APS 2 1   6   8 3   4   22
APS 3 4 1 22 3 5 2 2 6   45
APS 4 3 2 25   11 3 2 16 1 63
APS 5 2 2 8   1     8   21
APS 6               1   1
EL 1   2 5   2   1 3   13
EL 2 1   3   1         5
SES 1   1               1
Total 11 8 69 3 28 8 5 38 1 171

Table B.6: Indigenous staff by location, gender and employment status

Employment Status Gender ACT NSO NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
Ongoing Female     4   1 1   1   7
  Male               1   1
Non-Ongoing Female     1     1       2
Total       5   1 2   2   10

Judicial Officers

At 30 June 2015, there were 61 judges, including the Chief Judge, 23 female and 38 male.

Table B.7: Number of Judges, at 30 June 2015

Location Judges
Australian Capital Territory 3
New South Wales 1 Chief Judge
22 Judges
Northern Territory
Queensland 13
South Australia 5
Tasmania 2
Victoria 14
Western Australia 1
Total 61

Workforce turnover

During 2014–15, 86 employees left the agency (45 were non-ongoing, 41 were ongoing employees), being an annual turnover rate of 11.1 per cent against total employee numbers (772) at 30 June 2015.

Table B.8: Workforce turnover

Employment Type Reason Total
Non-ongoing employees – 5.83% Resignation 45
Total non-ongoing employees   45
Ongoing employees – 5.31% Inter department transfer 9
  Redundancy 3
  Resignation 19
  Retirement age under 60 2
  Retirement age 60 – 65 4
  Retirement age over 65 4
Total ongoing employees   41
Total   86

Note: The above figures do not include non-ongoing employees whose actual period of engagement reached their non-ongoing contract date of expiry.

Agreement making

Enterprise Agreement

The Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011–2014 continued to operate during 2014–15. The Agreement has a nominal expiry date of 30 June 2014, however, under present arrangements it will continue to operate after that date until replaced or formally terminated.

At 30 June 2015, 733* Family Court and Federal Circuit Court employees were covered by the Enterprise Agreement.

Table B.9: Family Court and Federal Circuit Court employees covered by the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011–2014

Level Female Male Total
APS 1   1 1
APS 2 43 15 58
APS 3 136 51 187
APS 4 132 25 157
APS 5 111 23 134
APS 6 29 10 39
EL 1 78 30 108
EL 2 37 12 49
Total 566 167 733

* Excludes casual employees.

Other agreements

Offers of Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA) to agency employees ceased from 13 February 2008, in accordance with government policy; however, at 30 June 2015, 27 employees had enforceable AWAs in place.

In some limited cases, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court has used common law contracts and determination 24 instruments pursuant to the Australian Public Service Act 1999 to build upon existing AWA arrangements.

Table B.10: Employees covered by other agreements

  Australian Workplace Agreements Common law contracts Individual Flexibility Arrangements Determination 24 arrangements
Level Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total
APS 1     0     0     0     0
APS 2 1   1     0     0     0
APS 3     0     0     0     0
APS 4     0     0     0     0
APS 5     0     0 1   1 1   1
APS 6 1   1     0     0     0
EL 1 2 6 8 1 2 3 1 5 6 1 1 2
EL 2 4 8 12   7 7 3 5 8   1 1
SES 1 1 1 2 1 3 4     0     0
SES 2 1 2 3     0     0     0
Total 10 17 27 2 12 14 5 10 15 2 2 4

Non-salary benefits

Non-salary benefits provided by the Court to employees include motor vehicles, car parking, superannuation, access to salary sacrificing arrangements, computers including home-based computer access, membership of professional associations, mobile phones, studies assistance, leave flexibilities, workplace responsibility allowances (for example, first aid, chief and deputy chief fire warden, community language) and airline club memberships.

Performance pay arrangements

The Court's industrial instruments do not include provision for performance based pay to employees. No employees received performance pay during 2014–15.

Table B.11: AWA minimum salary ranges by classification

Classification Salary Range ($)
APS 2 59,311 – 59,311
APS 3 N/A
APS 4 N/A
APS 5 84,754 – 84,754
APS 6 82,194 – 89,217
EL 1 102,137 – 130,000
EL 2 131,082 – 188,665
SES 1 175,434 – 209,650
SES 2 209,650 – 215,237

Table B.12: Classification structure and pay rates in accordance with the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011–2014

APS classification Salary rates on 1 July 2012 Salary rates on 1 July 2013
APS 1 $42,779 $44,063
  $43,937 $45,256
  $45,745 $47,118
APS 2 $46,841 $48,247
  $49,395 $50,877
  $51,945 $53,504
APS 3 $54,740 $56,383
  $56,129 $57,813
  $57,583 $59,310
APS 4 $61,356 $63,197
  $62,950 $64,839
  $64,562 $66,499
APS 5 $66,325 $68,315
  $68,404 $70,457
  $70,330 $72,440
APS 6 $72,036 $74,198
  $75,867 $78,144
  $82,285 $84,754
EL 1 $91,831 $94,586
  $95,497 $98,362
  $99,161 $102,136
EL 2 $108,424 $111,677
  $111,736 $115,089
  $120,081 $123,684
  $121,079 $125,639
  $124,095 $127,818
  $127,264 $131,082

Note: The Courts' Enterprise Agreement came into effect on 1 July 2011, and, although it has passed its nominal expiry date of 30 June 2014, under present arrangements it will continue to operate until it is replaced or otherwise terminated. As a consequence, there was no salary rate increase on 1 July 2014.

Appendix C: Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 does not apply to any request for access to documents of the Court unless the document relates to matters of an administrative nature. While there is no definition within this Act or the Privacy Act of the term 'matters of an administrative nature' the High Court decision in Kline v Official Secretary to the Governor-General and Another [2013] HCA 52 in their joint judgment considering this term pointed out:

[47]...the only documents which courts and specified tribunals, authorities and bodies are obliged to open to increase public scrutiny are those documents relating to the management and administration of registry and office resources.'

There were two Freedom of Information application requests made to the Court for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

Agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme. This requirement, in Part II of the Freedom of Information Act, has replaced the former requirement to publish a Section 8 Statement in an annual report.

An agency plan showing what information is published in accordance with the Information Publication Scheme requirements is accessible from agency websites.

The Freedom of Information and the Information Publication Scheme agency plan for the Federal Circuit Court can be found on the Federal Circuit Court website at www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au

The Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 (the Bill) is currently before the Parliament. This Bill, if passed, will introduce new arrangements to deliver privacy and freedom of information (FOI) functions as outlined in the 2014–15 Budget measure. These include:

  • abolish the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the positions of Australian Information Commissioner (Information Commissioner) and Freedom of Information Commissioner (FOI Commissioner)
  • provide for an Australian Privacy Commissioner as an independent statutory office holder within the Australian Human Rights Commission
  • provide that external merits review of FOI decisions will only be available at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • provide for the Attorney-General to be responsible for FOI guidelines, collection of FOI statistics and the annual report on the operation of the FOI Act, in place of the Information Commissioner, and
  • provide for the Commonwealth Ombudsman to be solely responsible for investigating complaints about FOI administration.

Access to information outside the Freedom of Information Act

Rule 2.08 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 provides that a search of the Court's records may be undertaken by: the Attorney-General (in family law proceedings), a party, a lawyer for a party, a child representative (in family law proceedings) or a person granted leave by the Court or a registrar. Leave may be granted if a proper interest is shown and may be subject to conditions. In relation to access to documents in general federal law proceedings, the Court applies the same rule as that prescribed by the Federal Court. This Rule identifies certain categories of court documents as being available for inspection without leave.

There are other legislative provisions which limit publication in various proceedings. For example; s121 Family Law Act 1975, s110X Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 and s91X of the Migration Act 1958. In addition Part 6A of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 gives the Court general power to suppress/prohibit publication of evidence in respect of general federal law provisions (Part XIA of the Family Law Act 1975 deals with suppression and non-publication orders in proceedings under that Act).

Enquiries concerning access to documents or freedom of information matters generally should be directed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
GPO Box 9991
Canberra ACT 2601

Categories of documents

The registries of the Family Court and Federal Court maintain the following categories of documents on behalf of the Court:

  • documents relating to matters heard by the Court including applications, affidavits, transcripts, orders and copies of judgments
  • registers and indexes of matters coming to the Court, and
  • general correspondence.

The Federal Circuit Court maintains the following categories of documents:

  • general correspondence
  • documents concerning the development and implementation of policy, guidelines and procedures, and
  • documents concerning the Court's administrative and financial operations.

Other documents

The Court holds and makes available on request a range of documents including brochures, fact sheets and general information leaflets. These are available on the Court's website at www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au

Privacy

The Court holds personal information for two purposes, being to:

  • help resolve and, if necessary, determine matters before the Court (the judicial purpose), and/or
  • assist in administration (the administrative purpose).

Information used for judicial purposes is held in case files and the case management computer system (Casetrack). This information is exempt from the Privacy Act 1988 and Freedom of Information Act 1982. Other statutory provisions and non-publication powers of the Court, designed to protect parties and their children, are applicable to this information.

Information used for administrative purposes is collected as part of the day-to-day running of the Court. This includes information about:

  • employees of the Court
  • suppliers of goods and services to the Court, and
  • security matters.

The collection, storage and disclosure of this information is governed by the provisions of both the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Appendix D: Advertising and market research

Under sections 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, the courts are required to disclose particulars of payments of $12,566 or more (inclusive of GST) for advertising, market research, polling organisations, direct mail and media advertising.

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court spent a total of $17,479 (GST inclusive) during the 2014–15 financial year in advertising and market research, comprising mainly payments to media advertising organisations for recruitment notices.

During 2014–15, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court did not conduct any market research or advertising campaigns.

Appendix E: Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

The following information is provided in accordance with Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999.

Court activities and ecologically sustainable development

As noted in its Environmental Policy, the Court:

'...recognises the importance of implementing sound environmental practices in all court functions...'

This overarching commitment to ecologically sustainable development (ESD) was implemented in a number of ways by the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court during 2014–15.

Impacts on the environment

The Court impacts on the environment in a number of areas, primarily in the consumption of resources. Table E.1 lists environmental impact/usage data where available.

Table E.1: Family Court and Federal Circuit Court environmental impact/usage data, 2012–13 to 2014–15

  2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Energy usage privately leased sites (stationary) 6490 Giga joules (GJ) 6237 GJ Data not available until October 2015
Transport vehicles – energy usage 6100* GJ 6035 GJ 5871 GJ
Transport Flights (estimated) 3,101,516 kms
860 tonnes CO2
3,461,665 kms
962 tonnes CO2
2,843,969 kms
783** tonnes CO2
Paper usage (office paper) 27,181 reams 23,964 reams 30,385 reams

* this figure was originally reported as 6035 GJ. The correct figure is listed above.

** this figure does not include the emissions for 45,830 kms travelled under a new travel booking provider for the courts which commenced operation in May 2015 (emission figures not available at this time). The 45,830 kms is included in the total kilometres travelled listed above.

Measures to minimise the Court's environmental impact

Environmental Management System

The Court's Environmental Management System (EMS) has many of the key elements now in place including:

  • an environmental policy outlining the Court's broad commitment to environmental management
  • an environmental risk register identifying significant environmental aspects and impacts for the Court and treatment strategies to mitigate them
  • an environmental legal register to identify any relevant environmental legal requirements for the Court (this register also includes other requirements such as applicable Australian Government policy requirements)
  • an EMS manual outlining procedures for each element of the EMS, as well as summary information on each element, and
  • a range of forms to accompany the EMS elements as required.

Other measures

During 2014–15, the Court worked within its EMS to minimise the environmental impact through a number of specific measures, either new or continuing, including:

Energy

  • annual stationary energy use continued to reduce in 2013–14 as noted in Table E.1 (2014–15 data is not available until October 2015)
  • electricity contracts continued to be reviewed to ensure value for money. Energy supply contracts negotiated in recent years resulted in estimated savings of $15,000 during 2014–15, and
  • ongoing staff education to reduce energy use where possible, such as shutting down desktops and switching off lights and other electrical equipment when not in use.

Information technology

  • in addition to the desktop auto shutdown program that commences at 7pm, staff continued to be encouraged to shut down their desktops as they leave work to maximise energy savings
  • e-waste was recycled or reused where possible, including auctioning redundant but still operational equipment
  • ensuring ICT Sustainability Plan 2010–15 equipment standards are met when procuring new equipment, and
  • ensuring fully recyclable packaging where possible.

Paper

  • most facsimile machines were set to email to reduce printing costs
  • affidavits of 100 pages or more are no longer printed
  • one sided paper was reused for notepaper in some registries
  • clients are encouraged to use the online Commonwealth Courts Portal
  • staff are encouraged to send emails rather than letters where feasible
  • secure paper (confidential etc.) continued to be shredded and recycled for all court locations
  • non-secure paper recycling was available at 19 sites, and
  • most printers were set to default double sided printing and monochrome.

Waste/cleaning

  • cleaning contracts for the Commonwealth Law Courts (via the Department of Finance who act as the lessor) and the majority of the privately leased sites came into effect in 2014. Provision for waste commingled recycling (such as non-secure paper, cardboard, recyclable plastics, metals and glass) forms a part of both contracts, with regular waste reporting included in the contract requirements for the privately leased sites
  • printer toner cartridges continued to be recycled at the majority of sites
  • recycling facilities for staff personal mobiles were permanently available at 11 sites
  • electronic media (CDs, work mobiles etc.) continued to be securely shredded and components recycled where possible
  • secure paper recycling was available at all sites, and
  • fluorescent light globes continued to be recycled for all sites.

Corporate culture/communication

  • the Court's Environmental Champions Network continued to offer the opportunity for staff to provide their input to environmental matters for the courts. The volunteer membership comprises 17 members representing 13 sites nationally. Projects in 2014–15 included:
    • Earth Hour
    • a national 'Transport Challenge', where staff earned points for walking, riding etc. or using public transport to go to and from work over a two week period, as well as for exercising (as an points option encouraging healthy behaviour for those who could not use alternative transport)
    • Christmas electronic equipment shutdown drive
    • Environmental Champions Network internal online national 'community' for interactive communication between members, and
    • an environmental management intranet page provided information on environmental issues for the courts
    • regular articles about the courts' environmental status were included in the national internal e-newsletter the Courts Exchange, and
    • a courts-specific 'envirosmart' logo was used as branding when promoting environmental initiatives.
Image of the courts' envirosmart logo.

Property

Fit outs and refurbishments continued to be conducted in an environmentally responsible manner by:

  • recycling demolished materials where possible
  • maximising reuse of existing furniture and fittings
  • engaging consultants with experience in sustainable development where possible and including environmental performance requirements in relevant contracts
  • maximising the use of environmentally friendly products such as recycled content in furniture and fittings, low volatile organic compounds paint and adhesives, and energy efficient appliances, lighting and air conditioning, and
  • installing water efficient appliances.

Travel

Whilst some travel is unavoidable due to the nature of the courts, staff members are encouraged to consider alternatives if possible, including using videoconferencing facilities.

Review and improvement strategies

As noted in its Environmental Policy under the EMS, the Court is committed to 'continual improvement in environmental performance'. Reviews are periodically conducted of environmental impacts and improvement strategies.

In 2014–15 the Court:

  • reviewed its environmental risk register (significant environmental aspects and impacts), and
  • collected and reported relevant energy use data under the Energy Efficiency in Government Operations Policy.

Additional ecologically sustainable development implications

In 2014–15, the Court did not administer any legislation with ESD implications nor did it have outcomes specified in an Appropriations Act with ESD implications.

Appendix F: Fraud control certification

Fraud control certification

In accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework 2014, issued by the Minister for Justice, pursuant to Section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I hereby certify that I am satisfied that:

  • The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court has prepared fraud assessments and has in place a fraud control plan that complies with the Guidelines.
  • Appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting procedures and processes are in place.
  • Annual fraud data has been collected and reported that complies with the Guidelines.

[Signed in hard copy]

Richard Foster, PSM
Chief Executive Officer
14 August 2015

Appendix G: Committees

Committees

Table G.1 provides details of the membership and functions of the Federal Circuit Court committees (alphabetical order), at 30 June 2015.

Table G.1: Federal Circuit Court Committees 30 June 2015

Title Members Terms of Reference
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access to Justice Committee
  • Judge Willis
  • Judge Sexton
  • Judge Kelly
  • Judge Kemp
  • Judge Terry
  • Judge Coates
  • Judge Whelan
  • Judge Harland
  • Judge Myers
  • Stewart Fenwick
  • Rick Welsh (community representative)
  • Josephine Akee (community representative)
How the Federal Circuit Court can improve access to justice in this Court for Indigenous litigants.
Business Systems and Information Technology Committee
  • Judge Riethmuller (Chair)
  • Judge Baumann
  • Judge Jarrett
  • Judge Stewart
  • Judge Purdon-Sully
  • Steve Agnew (Executive Director Operations)
  • Stewart Fenwick (Director Administration)
  • Bernadette Henderson (Associate)
  • Paul Stace (Acting, Chief Information Officer)
  • Amanda Morris (Case Management Officer)
To provide a forum for the Federal Circuit Court judiciary to review the operations of the Court with respect to business systems and information technology in order to ensure the Court operates as efficiently as is reasonably possible whilst providing a high level of judicial services to litigants.
Case Management Judges Committee
  • Judge Baumann (National Coordinator of Case Management)
  • Judge Mead
  • Judge Spelleken
  • Judge Burchardt
  • Judge Dunkley
  • Judge Kemp
  • Judge Driver
  • Judge Terry
  • Steve Agnew (Executive Director, Operations)
  • Adele Byrne (Principal Registrar)
  • Stewart Fenwick (Director Administration)
  • Amanda Morris (secretariat)
To assist the Chief Judge and the National Coordinator of Case Management in the case management of the Court and to enhance the adoption of consistent case management practices throughout the Court.
Legal Committee
  • Judge Baumann (Chair)
  • Judge Brewster
  • Judge Driver
  • Judge Phipps
  • Judge Riethmuller
  • Judge Cameron (retired from committee replaced by Judge Smith)
  • Judge Whelan
  • Judge Hughes
  • Judge Smith
  • Adele Byrne (Principal Registrar)
  • Steve Agnew (Executive Director, Operations)
To consider and refer recommendations to the Chief Judge on possible rule amendments and wider legal issues concerning the Court's jurisdiction.
Policy Advisory Committee
  • Chief Judge Pascoe (Chair)
  • Judge Baumann
  • Judge Brewster
  • Judge Coker
  • Judge Emmett
  • Judge Henderson
  • Judge Jarrett
  • Judge Kelly
  • Judge Riethmuller
  • Judge Whelan
  • Judge Willis
  • Richard Foster (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Steve Agnew (Executive Director, Operations)
  • Adele Byrne (Principal Registrar)
  • Stewart Fenwick (Secretariat)

To provide advice to the Chief Judge in relation to the Court's overall strategies and policies for the delivery of court services.

During the year the committee was augmented by the inclusion of the chairs of the standing committees – Court Excellence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access to Justice, Business Systems and Information Technology Committee.

Research Ethics Subcommittee
  • Chief Judge Pascoe
  • Judge Baumann
  • Stewart Fenwick (Director, Administration)
To consider, monitor and overview all research and evaluation proposals for approval and disseminate research papers/results as necessary.

Senior Management Committees

Table G.2 provides details of the membership and functions of the senior management committees (alphabetical order), at 30 June 2015.

Table G.2: Senior management committees, 30 June 2015

Committee Members Terms of reference
Audit and Risk Committee
  • Brian Acworth (Chair, external member)
  • Maria Storti (external member)
  • Greg Thomas (Regional Registry Manager, South Australia and Northern Territory)
  • Jamie Crew, (Regional Registry Manager, Queensland)
Observers
  • Adrian Brocklehurst (Executive Director, Corporate and Chief Finance Officer)
  • ANAO representatives (including KPMG)
  • RSM Bird Cameron representatives
  • RSM Bird Cameron also provide secretariat services
Monitor and where necessary recommend improvements to:
  • Risk management identification and amelioration
  • Internal control processes (including fraud control)
  • The financial reporting process
  • The functioning of the internal audit unit
  • The external audit process
  • Processes for monitoring compliance with legislation, regulations and government policy
Maintain an effective working relationship with the ANAO
Chief Executive Officer's Management Advisory Group
  • Richard Foster (Chief Executive Officer, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court)
  • Steve Agnew (Executive Director, Operations, Federal Circuit Court)
  • Adrian Brocklehurst (Executive Director, Corporate)
  • Angela Filippello (Principal Registrar, Family Court)
  • Adele Byrne (Principal Registrar, Federal Circuit Court)
  • Jane Reynolds (Acting Principal Child Dispute Services)
  • Stephen Andrew (Executive Director, Client Services)
  • Regional Registry Managers
  • Leisha Lister (Executive Advisor, Family Court)
  • Stewart Fenwick (Director of Administration, Federal Circuit Court)
  • Claire Golding (Director, Human Resources)
  • Paul Stace (Acting Chief Information Officer)
  • To provide operational and policy advice to the Chief Executive Officer regarding key areas that are likely to be affected by the integration of the administrations of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.
National Consultative Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer's representative and Chair, Claire Golding (Director, Human Resources)
Members are selected by vote and represent:
  • Megan Cunnane Associate)
  • Chris Cole (Client Services, major registries)
  • Duncan Fyfe (Client Services, regional registries)
  • Ebony Fenner (National Enquiry Centre)
  • Louise Salmon (Family Consultant)
  • Annie Fenn (National Support Office)
  • Athena Sikiotis (Registrar)
  • Jane Morgan (Secretariat)
  • A representative from the Community and Public Sector Union is also invited to attend

Consultative forum for staff about issues with a national perspective, such as industrial democracy, security, the strategic objectives of the courts, equal employment opportunities, new technology, accommodation and amenities, and personnel and staffing policies and practices.

Delegates present staff views on issues that affect the management and future direction of the courts and provide feedback and briefings to the workplace nationally.

Work Health and Safety
  • Claire Golding (Director, Human Resources) (Chair)
  • Adrian Brocklehurst (Executive Director, Corporate Services)
  • Akasha Atkinson (National Property Manager)
  • Brian Hartley (Health and Safety representative)
  • Bernadette Henderson (First Aid Officer)
  • Greg Johannesen (Registry Manager)
  • Jane Morgan (Workforce and Policy Manager)
  • Lisa Wilson – (Secretariat Work Health and Safety Advisor)
  • Patrick Lamb (Director, Procurement and Risk)
  • Sharon Briggs (Case Manager and Wellbeing Adviser)
 

Appendix H: External involvement

The Chief Judge, judges and the Chief Executive Officer participate in a range of consultative and strategic forums including the following:

Family Law Council

The Family Law Council, established by the Attorney-General under section 115 of the Family Law Act 1975, confers with the Court in the course of its consideration of particular aspects of family law. The Court has judges appointed to the council and senior executives as observers at its meetings.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

The Australian Institute of Family Studies was established under section 114B of the Family Law Act and is a forum for exchange of information and research.

Family Law Forum

The Chief Justice of the Family Court chairs the national Family Law Forum, which consists of representatives from the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court, the Family Law Council, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, National Legal Aid, the Attorney-General's Department, the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Child Support, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, non-government organisations and community legal centres.

Community relations

Local registry consultations and other activities for improved service delivery

Ongoing engagement with local community-based organisations, community forums, law societies, family law pathway networks, volunteer networks, other government agencies, including many at the State level was once again a priority of registries in 2014–15.

Regular consultation also provides registries with feedback about users' experiences of registry services and the courts. This leads to service improvements and ensures that the Court is better placed to assist litigants.

Some of the regional highlights from the year, reported in more detail below, include:

VICTORIA

Melbourne

  • Melbourne registry continued regular liaison with the family law section of the Law Institute of Victoria (via the monthly Court Practice Committee), the Family Law Section of the Victorian Bar and with the Victorian Legal Aid Commission via meetings with relevant senior managers. Matters discussed included case management processes, the commencement and collection of new fees, the implementation of the International Court Excellence Framework, and any issues arising with respect to registry services and facilities.
  • The collaborative relationship between the federal family law jurisdictions and state child welfare authorities continued and the initiative of co-location of a child protection worker at the Melbourne and Dandenong registry was consolidated. The vision was that working together with the dedicated focus of a specialist senior child protection practitioner, would ensure professional, sensitive and well-targeted responses to children and young people who are at significant risk of harm. This work was steered by a committee comprising the courts, the Victorian Health and Human Services Department and the Victoria Legal Aid. Funding was assigned by the Victorian Department of Human and Health Services and the Federal Attorney-General's Department to evaluate this initiative. That evaluation has been briefed to the Australian Institute of Family Studies who will report in 2015. Anecdotal reports from judges, the Victorian Department and the registries is that this initiative is achieving the objective of ensuring exchange of relevant and timely information so that arrangements can be made to protect children at risk.
  • Melbourne Registry continued significant support of Victoria Pathways including helping with the design of events. The Victorian Regional Coordinator for Child Dispute Services is central to this support of Pathways.

Dandenong

  • Dandenong registry hosted quarterly meetings of the registrar and the three agencies providing free legal advice at the registry. The purpose of the meetings is to exchange information about process changes and registry practices, particularly as they relate to self-represented litigants.
  • As part of the collaborative relationship with the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria), the Dandenong Registry Manager facilitated and improved the exchange of information between the registry and the local region of the Victorian Department. Several meetings were held during the year between Dandenong judges, senior registry staff and senior staff of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, including the part time co-located child protection liaison officer, in order to foster cooperation and understanding. Judge Phipps of the Federal Circuit Court spoke to a gathering of over fifty child protection workers at the local Department of Health and Human Services office to help 'demystify' the work of the Court.
  • Dandenong registry continued to chair quarterly meetings of community based legal practitioners, local Family Relationship Centres, Victorian Family Pathways Network and other community based dispute resolution services. It is a forum of service providers with a common client base, sharing information and discussing family dispute resolution issues and challenges.

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane

  • The Brisbane registry has maintained a collaborative approach with the State Magistrates Court in maximising the use of their Justice of the Peace service to the community. Presentations were conducted in October 2014, February and March 2015 to the Justice of the Peace Branch. The presentations focused on the particular requirements for witnessing family law documents and to encourage volunteers to offer time as a Justice of the Peace in the registry.
  • The Brisbane continued meetings with the Brisbane Magistrates Court.
  • Brisbane registry also held regular meetings with family law practitioners, Legal Aid, Community Legal Centres, the Department of Human Services and Child Support. These meetings provide opportunities for information exchange and building stronger networks across the family law system.
  • Consultation with the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service in the lead up to and during 2015 G-20 Antalya summit.
  • Ongoing consultation with Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability prior to and following the implementation of the Notice of Risk.
  • Support of court visits and tours by groups from Queensland Relationships Australia for staff on their Relationships Advice Line.

Townsville/Cairns

  • Judge Coker and Judge Willis hosted a morning tea in Townsville and Cairns for Indigenous leaders under the Federal Circuit Court Reconciliation Action Plan. Both judges addressed the respective groups in relation to Court processes and assistance that can be provided to Indigenous clients. Judge Willis has been instrumental in forming an Indigenous Family Law Pathways Network in Cairns although it is still in the very early stages.
  • The Registry Manager, and staff representatives, attended regular meetings with the North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service, the Family Law Pathways Network, the Family Relationship Centre (Centacare), and Relationships Australia, as well as ad hoc meetings with the profession and representatives from State Government departments.
  • The Family Law Pathways Network hosted the Legal and Community Sector Forum at the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Townsville on 16 December 2015.
  • Presentations made to Justice of the Peace's and Commissioners for declarations at the invitation of the Justice of the Peace Branch.
  • The Registrar conducted presentations to the profession on urgent applications and preparing for financial conferences.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney

Key collaborative engagements continued in 2014–15 with the following services being delivered in the Sydney registry:

  • expanded Legal Aid Family Law Duty Service
    • Legal Aid NSW Court Ordered Mediation Program
    • Information and Referral Service (provided by the Sydney City Family Relationship Centre), and, and Women's Family Law Support Service
  • continuing Legal Education seminars were held approximately every two months for members of the profession
  • the Regional Registry Manager and Principal Registrar met with the NSW Department of Families and Community Services to work through issues relating to the introduction of the Notice of Risk
  • the Personal Histories Pilot in the Federal Circuit Court that has been operating in Parramatta and Newcastle was expanded into Sydney in May 2014. The results to date have been positive, and
  • a Child Dispute Services representative continued to attend meetings of the Greater Sydney Families in Transition Group (Pathways).

Parramatta

  • The Early Intervention Unit (EIU) duty solicitor scheme continues with two/three full time solicitors onsite. EIU services are delivered to increase access to earlier, expert legal assistance for self-represented individuals seeking legal help, assist clients to take timely and appropriate action to progress or resolve their family law matters efficiently and effectively; and improve the efficiency of the courts by reducing the impact of self-represented litigants on the workload of registry staff and the court process. Significant numbers of matters were settled at mediation, which otherwise would have been listed before a judicial officer.
  • The Court Ordered Mediation Program (COMP), which began as a pilot at Parramatta Registry in 2011, continues to operate with one permanent full-time equivalent Legal Aid mediator onsite. Parties in children's matters may be referred (or ordered) to COMP at any stage of the litigation process if there is a connection to Legal Aid NSW (i.e. at least one party has Legal Aid funding or if an Independent Children's Lawyer has been appointed in the matter). COMP has resulted in full or partial settlement for a majority of matters, saving a significant number of court days and legal aid funded days.
  • Family consultants attended a national Independent Children's Lawyer training program, a three day event held in July–August 2014, hosted by Legal Aid NSW.
  • A pilot commenced in January 2015 for a permanent Aboriginal Legal Service Solicitor available daily from 9am–1pm to deal with parenting matters.
  • The Family Law Settlement Service (FLSS) is a joint initiative of the courts, the NSW Bar Association and the Law Society of NSW. FLSS assists with financial/property matters, usually at the post conciliation conference and pre-final hearing stage of proceedings. The NSW Law Society has met with Parramatta judicial officers and the Parramatta legal profession to explain the FLSS process. The FLSS settlement rate has also positively contributed to a material saving of court days.
  • Staff continued to provide a significant number of briefings to secondary, TAFE and university students.
  • Through the Reconciliation Action Plan, a number of Aboriginal Elders and local Aboriginal community representatives attended a significant Reconciliation Action Plan morning event. At this event there were reconciliation speeches and a detailed explanation of the role of the courts in family law matters.
  • Parramatta registry personnel, including the Federal Circuit Court Case Management Judge, the Family Court Case Management Judge, other judicial officers, and the registry management team, met regularly with members of the legal profession. These meetings provide a current local registry overview, followed by a continuing legal education topic, including: Family Law and tax implications and Binding Financial Agreements.
  • Parramatta registrars and family consultants attended a Greater Sydney Family Law Pathways (GSFLP) education and networking event at which keynote speakers addressed dealing with the views and rights of children. The Parramatta Senior Family Consultant (or a delegate) has attended GSFLP Steering Group meetings when these have been held at Parramatta. Parramatta Family Consultants have attended the local Parramatta interagency events held by GSFLP.
  • A Parramatta Registrar, whose first language is Vietnamese, attended as guest speaker at a NSW Vietnamese Women's Association seminar (in partnership with Liverpool Multicultural Health Service) on the subject of 'Improving the Well Being of Vietnamese Seniors and Planning Ahead'. This same Registrar was also guest speaker at a Vietnamese community conference 'Law in your daily life' on the subject of Family Law. Finally, representatives from NSW Health programs, (Transcultural Mental Health Service and Multicultural Problem Gambling Service) have spoken at a Parramatta Child Dispute Services Team Meeting.
  • The Parramatta Senior Family Consultant attended a 'Forced Marriage Workshop', convened by the Federal Attorney-General's Department, and was invited to be the keynote speaker at the opening of the new premises for Blacktown Children's Contact Centre.
  • The Parramatta Senior Family Consultant continues to facilitate Family Relationship Centre attendance at court, as part of Family Relationship Centre training and familiarisation.

Newcastle

  • Staff from the Child Dispute Services team attended the monthly Greater Newcastle Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN) meetings. The judiciary presented at FLPN events on Indigenous issues and at the annual FLPN conference on 'Mental Health and Family Law'. Child Dispute Services staff also presented at two conferences in the areas of drug and alcohol and mental health issues.
  • Judicial officers and staff held quarterly meeting with members of the legal profession.
  • Judicial officers and registrars attended the annual conference of the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association.
  • Regular lunchtime seminars were held for members of the legal profession, with judges, lawyers and special guest speakers presenting on topics such as:
    • Commonwealth Courts Portal
    • Family and Community Services intervention in court proceedings
    • divorce applications
    • Section 106B and transactions to defeat claims
    • dealing with self-represented litigants
    • privilege
    • caveats and caveatable interests, and
    • parents and children with mental health issues
  • The registry hosted visits from students from the University of Newcastle as part of their family law training program, as well as high school students conducting mock trials.

Wollongong

  • The management team engaged with the local legal profession to work through administrative issues, while the Child Dispute Services representative attended local Pathways meetings.

Dubbo

  • The Dubbo Family Consultant provided an overview and orientation of the registry for new Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners from the Dubbo Family Relationship Centre.
  • The family consultant continued to chair the NSW Central West Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN). This group provides a bi-monthly forum for family law professionals in the NSW Central West region, with the forum being held between Dubbo and Bathurst. The FLPN held three training events in the NSW Central West for legal practitioners and family dispute resolution practitioners during the financial year.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra

  • The senior family consultant is a member of the steering committee of ACT Pathways. ACT Pathways meets regularly to plan and develop strategies for seamless referrals for clients between the various family law service providers in the ACT. The group also undertakes educative activities about family issues.
  • The senior family consultant is a committee member of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Incorporated for the Canberra region. The group meets monthly to discuss raising awareness of the importance of psycho-social development in infancy through education, advocacy, research and professional networking.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide

During 2014–15 the registry has been active in promoting electronic filing with practitioners and self-represented clients. Staff have undertaken further training to enable them to assist clients in accessing the Commonwealth Courts Portal. The registry has also implemented a practice for providing information and procedural advice via email for those clients with access to email facilities.

Other activities in South Australia included:

  • continued involvement with stakeholder and community groups, including Pathways, Family Relationship Centres, Children's Contact Services, Family Law Practitioners, Grandparents for Grandchildren Inc., law students from the Adelaide University, University of South Australia and the South Australian Police call centre staff training
  • coordinated the involvement of university students to assist with the collection of survey data for the Family Law User Satisfaction Survey
  • hosting the Australian Advocacy Institute advocacy skills training workshop
  • hosting a visit from Ms Silvia Atiola, Parliamentary Research Officer from the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. The purpose of the visit was to explore access to justice for women escaping family violence and to see what could be implemented in Tonga
  • attendance at the Forced Marriage Workshop, Adelaide, 18 May 2015
  • continued quarterly meetings with representatives from the legal profession and Families SA
  • convened a meeting of the Adelaide Reconciliation Action Plan Committee to identify the local community's priorities within the action plan and to establish an ongoing consultative process with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and community members
  • attendance at Reconciliation Week events, 27 May–3 June 2014
  • jointly convened a National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week planning committee with the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and South Australian State Courts, and
  • initiated discussions with SA Police in relation to child hand-overs at metropolitan police stations.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin

  • Darwin registry continued their active involvement with a range of stakeholder groups including Pathways, Family Relationships Centre Consortium Group, local Indigenous Group and the legal profession.
  • Quarterly meetings with representatives from the legal profession.
  • Presentations to 'Start at the Top Family Law Conference' held in Darwin 22–23 January 2015.
  • Facilitated the Court User Satisfaction Survey. Coordinated the involvement of university students to assist with the collection of survey data.
  • Attendance at the Forced Marriage Workshop.
  • Provision of information and procedural advice via email for those clients with access to email.

Alice Springs

  • The Federal Circuit Court Judge met with the Alice Springs Family Pathways Network and legal practitioners.

TASMANIA

  • The Tasmania Family Violence Consultative Committee forum is convened biannually and includes members of the community sector, Department of Justice (Safe at Home), Department of Health and Human Services and Tasmania Police and senior staff of the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court. The forum is convened by the courts' Senior Family Consultant Antonia Dunne and is arranged in Hobart with video link to Launceston. Discussion points have included the courts' safety plan process, user satisfaction survey results in relation to interviewee's feeling of safety when attending court, Professor Chisholm's report 'The Sharing of Experts' Reports between the Child Protection System and the Family Law System', the courts' Family Violence Plan, family violence training modules and professional development for family consultants and the family violence screening tool pilot.
  • Andrew Weidman, Registrar in Tasmania, convenes and chairs quarterly meetings between the courts, Child Protection and Legal Aid Commission Tasmania to raise new developments, discuss stakeholder concerns and review the informal protocol between the courts and Child Protection.
  • The Registrar also delivered a lecture to family law students at the University of Tasmania Law School on conciliation conferences chaired by registrars in financial matters and Family Consultants have presented to the Tasmanian Young Lawyers Group.
  • The Tasmanian registries actively support both the southern, northern and north west family law pathways groups.

Appendix I: Judge activities

Judge activities

Acronyms used in Appendix I

AAWJ Australian Association of Women Judges

AFCC Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

AIJA Australian Institute of Judicial Administration

CCH Commerce Clearing House

CLE Continuing Learning Education

FLPA Family Law Practitioners Association

IAWJ International Association of Women Judges

IARLJ International Association of Refugee Law Judges

QLS Queensland Law Society

QPILCH Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Incorporated

Judge Conferences, presentations, papers and other activities to external organisations
Chief Judge
John Pascoe AO CVO
Professional Memberships
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • LawAsia Family Law and Family Rights Section
  • International Association for Court Administration
  • Association of International Family Judges
Conferences
  • Hagar Australia Justice Tour, Cambodia, 8–10 September 2014
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Surrogacy Symposium, London, 17–19 May 2015
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 'Expensive, Ineffective and Unjust' What Next for Immigration Detention After the Parliamentary Inquiry?, London, 26 May 2015
Presentations
  • 5th LawAsia Family Law and Child's Rights Conference, 'Cyber Child Exploitation', Sapporo, Japan, 3–5 July 2014
  • Family Law: What are the benefits in 'sending' litigants out of Court '12th National Mediation Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 September 2014
  • 3rd Annual LegalWise International Family Law Conference, Family Law and Child's Rights Conference, 'Parenting and Children's Issues: International Commercial Surrogacy and the risk of abuse', Shanghai, 17–20 September 2014
  • Independent Children's Lawyers: Honouring the Role, Sydney, 7 October 2014
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, Heads of Jurisdiction session, Sydney, 7–10 October 2014
  • National Judicial College of Australia, Judicial Leadership Program, 'Influencing people who do not want to hear – Ageing and health issues', Sydney, 23–24 October 2014
  • Launch of Australian Standards of Practice for Family Assessments and Reporting, with Family Court and Family Court of WA, Sydney, 11 February 2015
  • 2015 National Conference for Donor Conceived People, 'Human Rights and the Law. The rights of donor conceived people in the context of Australia's existing human rights framework', Melbourne, 27 June 2015
Judge Baumann AM Presentations
  • QLD Law Society Symposium, (Jacoba Brasch, Andrew Boe, Fiona Kennedy), 'Objection! Parenting matters and the rules of evidence', Brisbane 20–21 March 2015
Judge Brewster Professional Memberships
  • ACT Bar Association
Judge Hartnett Conferences
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research Business and Law Research Division Research Unit of Law, 11th Annual International Conference on Law, Athens, Greece, 14–17 July 2014
  • European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice School of Human Rights, 4 July 2014
Judge Scarlett Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of NSW, life member
  • NSW Bar Association, associate member
Papers
  • Law Society of NSW CPD seminar, 'Bankruptcy and Family Law', Sydney, 9 September 2014
  • In-house seminar for Federal Circuit Court and Family Court associates, 'Why the Law of Child Support is not Boring', Sydney, 17 September 2014
  • NSW Industrial Commission Conference, 'Litigants In Person', Katoomba, 23 October 2014
  • Law Society of Northern Territory, 'Start at the Top', 'Why the Law of Child Support is not Boring', Darwin, 23 January 2015 Law Society of NSW CPD seminar, 'Getting it Right', Sydney, 5 March 2015
  • Federal Circuit Court CLE presentation for the legal profession, 'Getting it Right', Cairns, 26 March 2015
  • In-house seminar for Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Associates, 'Bankruptcy for Family Lawyers', Sydney, 13 May 2015
  • Law on the Lounge Conference, 'Why the Law of Child Support is not Boring', Denpasar, Bali, 31 May 2015
  • Department of Human Services, 'Litigants in Person: Guidelines for the Federal Circuit Court', Sydney, 25 June 2015.
Judge Coker Conferences
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, Sydney, October 2014
  • North Queensland Law Association Conference, Hamilton Island, May 2015
  • 15th Australian Family Lawyers' Conference, Noumea, June 2015
Presentations
  • North Queensland Law Association Conference, Opening Speech, Hamilton Island, May 2015
  • North Queensland Law Associate Conference, Chairing – 3 Barristers' Papers – Advocacy and Trial Preparation of Family Law Matters, Hamilton Island, May 2015
  • 15th Australian Family Lawyers' Conference, Noumea, Speaker, 'Grandparents – devils or angels', June 2015
Other external activities
  • Assisting with James Cook University Advocacy Course, July–August 2014
  • Reconciliation Action Plan morning tea, Townsville, May 2015
  • Meet and greet, Legal Aid Queensland Board, June 2015
Judge Driver Professional Memberships
  • International Association of Refugee Law Judges
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • NSW Bar Association
  • Law Council of Australia
Conferences
  • Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference Dinner, Sydney, 19 August 2014
  • Whitmore lecture with Gillian Triggs, Sydney, 26 August 2014
  • Judicial Conference of Australia Colloquium, Noosa, 10–12 October 2014
  • International Association of Refugee Law Judges World Conference, Tunisia, 22–24 October 2014
  • Law Council Twilight seminar, Sydney, 25 March 2015
Presentations/Papers
  • Attended Orana Law Society Annual General Meeting, Dubbo, 26 September 2014
Facilitating
  • Justice Connect presentation, Federal Court, Sydney, 18 August 2014
  • Bankruptcy Users Group meeting, Federal Court, Sydney, 1 December 2014
  • Law Council of Australia meeting, Sydney, 3 December 2014
  • Judicial education session, Federal Circuit Court,21 January 2015
Judge Roberts Professional Memberships
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers
Conferences
  • Europe Pacific Legal Conference, Florence, 25 September – 3 October 2014
  • National Family Law Conference, Sydney, 7–10 October 2014
  • Northern Territory Law Society Family Law Conference, Darwin, 22–23 January 2015
Other external activities
  • Family Law Practitioners, Burnie, 18 May 2015
  • Family Law Practitioners, Launceston, 28 May 2015
  • Regular informal meetings throughout the year with the President of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania
Judge Phipps Presentations
  • Peninsula Young Lawyers, 'Family Law', 2 October 2014
  • Monash University, monthly talk to law students, 'Family Law Assistance Program'
  • Victorian Family Law Pathways Network, Kiosk – talk to students, 27 April 2015 and 19 May 2015
  • Launch Federal Circuit Court Reconciliation Action Plan, speech and unveiling of artwork, 13 November 2014
  • Presentation to Child Protection workers, Department of Health and Human Services, Dandenong
Other external activities
  • Quarterly Liaison with Department of Health and Human Services, Dandenong registry
Judge Coakes

Conferences

  • National Judicial College of Australia, Witness Reliability and Credibility Conference, Brisbane, 18–19 September 2014

Presentations

  • Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association Conference, 'Latest and greatest local cases with Judge Terry and Judge Cole, Cypress Lakes, 25–26 July 2014
  • Newcastle Family Law Pathways Network, guest speaker, 'Reflections from the Bench', Newcastle, 23 September 2014
  • Learned Friends Professional Education Conference, presented paper,'Reflections from the Bench', Sri Lanka, 3–10 January 2015
  • Northern Territory Law Society Conference, 'Property case to remember' and participant with Judge Dunkley and Judge Terry, Relocation hypothetical, Darwin, 22–23 January 2015

Facilitating

  • Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association, Lecture Series Facilitator, Newcastle
Judge Jarrett Professional Memberships
  • Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
Facilitating
  • Queensland University of Technology, briefing, Bar Practice Course, July 2014, 14 May 2015
  • Queensland University of Technology, mock hearing courts, Bar Practice Course, 1 September 2014, 18 May 2015
  • Queensland University of Technology, co-ordinator for Federal Circuit Court, Internship Program, Brisbane
  • Queensland Law Society's Annual Symposium, Brisbane, 21 March 2015
  • The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Court Technology Conference, Brisbane, 21–22 May 2015
  • Advocacy Coach Bar Association, Bankruptcy Seminar and Mock Hearings, Queensland, 28 May 2015
Other external activities
  • Valedictory ceremony, Chief Judge Patricia Wolfe AO, Queensland Supreme Court, 17 October 2014
  • Launch of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association, Queensland, 30 January 2015
  • Meetings with Justice Mohamed Safi Khan and Justice Jane Hamilton-White of the Supreme Court of Nauru, February 2015
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human Rights National Practice Area, launch, 21 April 2015
  • Clayton Utz – Alexander Christie Freeleagus Oration Banco Court QEII Courts of Law Complex, 22 May 2015
  • Policy and Advisory Committee Chair
  • Committee for the Implementation for the International Framework for Court Excellence
  • Federal Circuit Court Business Processes and Information Technology Committee
  • Federal Circuit Court Associates' Workload Working Group
  • Queensland Lawyer, Editor, Reports, Thomson Reuters
Judge Riethmuller Professional Memberships
  • Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Law Council Melbourne Conference Papers Committee
Conferences
  • Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, William Swadling Lecture, Value and Trusts, 6 August 2014
  • Judicial Education Day, Sydney, 15 August 2014
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Association, Technology conference, Brisbane, 21–22 May 2015
  • Alexander Christy Freeleagus Oration, Clayton Utz
Presentations
  • Holmes List CPD Seminar, Melbourne, 25 August 2014
  • Gordon and Jackson Family Law and Bankruptcy Seminar, Commentator, Melbourne, 5 September 2014
  • 4th Annual International Family Law Conference, 'Family Law in a Digital World', Shanghai, China, 17–19 September 2014
  • Legalwise 4th Annual International Family Law Conference, 'A View from the Bench' panel member with Chief Judge Pascoe and Judge Baumann, Shanghai, 17–19 September
  • Junior Family Lawyers Working Group of the Law Institute of Victoria Networking Event
  • 2015 CPD Immigration Law Conference, Law Council, Panel Chair, 'Judicial Review'
Other external activities
  • Author, 'The Parenting cases, 42 Easy Steps'
Judge Sexton Professional Memberships
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • International Women Judges Association, member of the Australian and International Chapters
Conferences
  • AFCC Conference, Children as the starting point: assessing families for family law disputes, Melbourne, 15 August 2014
  • Legalwise, 4th Annual International Family Law Conference, Shanghai, 17–19 September 2014
  • Aboriginal Family Law Conference, Sydney, 27– 28 November 2014
Presentations
  • Centre for Continuing Legal Education, presented 'The Do's and Don'ts of Practising in Family Law', University of NSW, December 2014
  • North Shore Family Lawyers Group, presentation, 'The Do's and Don'ts of Practising in Family Law', February 2015
  • Ending Domestic Violence: Improving primary prevention, early intervention and Response Conference, 'Family violence in family law', Sydney, June 2015
Facilitating
  • National Family Law Conference, Drug and Alcohol presentation, October 2014
  • Federal Circuit Court's monthly Continuing Legal Education Seminars, facilitated, during 2014–2015
Other external activities
  • Committee member, Law Society of NSW Family Issues Committee
  • Committee member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Australian Chapter
  • Committee member, Federal Circuit Court Indigenous Access Committee
  • Chairperson, Federal Circuit Court Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • A number of external meetings with members of the Aboriginal Community inside and outside the Court, 2014–2015
  • National Reconciliation Week Morning Tea, Welcome to Professor the Honourable Maria Bashir AD CVO, Sydney, 28 May 2015
Judge Lapthorn Professional Memberships
  • Family Law Council of Australia
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • New South Wales Bar Association
Conferences
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia Judicial Education, Brisbane, 23 January 2015
Presentations
  • Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland Practice Paper Series, co-presenter, 'Limits of Report Writing', Queensland, 31 March 2015
Facilitating
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, chair session, Sydney, 8 October 2014
Other external activities
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia representative on Protocol Working Group, Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Queensland and Legal Aid Queensland
  • Member of Liaison Committee, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland
Judge Henderson Professional Memberships
  • NSW Bar Association
Presentations
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, 'Keeping children safe – no contact – when do you run the case?', Sydney, 7 October 2014.
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, (co-presented with Michael Kearney SC), 'Docket System: for courts or supermarkets?', Sydney, 10 October 2014
Other external Activities
  • Policy and Advisory Committee
  • NSW Bar Association – Presiding at mock trials for readers completing the NSW Bar Practice Course
Judge Hughes Professional Memberships
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
Conferences
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, Sydney, 7–10 October 2014
Presentations
  • 'Balancing Confidentiality and Information Sharing: New Procedures in the Federal Circuit Court', October 2014
Other external activities
  • Family Law Advisory Committee to the NSW College of Law
Judge Burchardt Professional Memberships
  • Association of International Refugee Law Judges
  • Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • The Industrial Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia
  • International Society of Family Law
Conferences
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, Darwin, 4–5 July 2014
  • 15th World Conference of the International Association of Procedural Law 2015, 'Effective judicial relief in an age of austerity', Istanbul, 25–28 May
  • 15th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, 'Family Law – Universities and Singularities', Brazil, 5–10 August 2015
Other external activities
  • Law Council Meeting, Sydney, 3 December 2014
  • Meeting with David Reed, Director of Litigation, International Crime Cooperation Central Authority, Melbourne, 21 January 2015
  • Family Law Review and Legal Aid Services, with Brigid Jenkins (VLA) and Nicole Rich, Melbourne, 12 February 2015
  • Court Excellence Judicial Committee, 19 November 2014 by video link, 26 November 2014 by video link, and 19 March 2015 in Melbourne
  • Migration User Group Committee Meeting with external stakeholders, Melbourne, 6 March 2015
Judge Halligan Professional Memberships
  • Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration
Papers
  • NSW Central West Family Law Pathways Network and Orana Law Society, 'Reflections on the development of family law in Australia – where have we been and where may we be going?', Dubbo, 27 November 2014
Judge Lucev Professional Memberships
  • Western Australia Bar Association, Honorary Judicial Member
Presentations
  • Legalwise Procedural Skills for the New Workplace Lawyer, 'The Essentials of Advocacy for New Workplace Lawyers' , Perth, 10 September 2014
  • WA Courts Summer Clerks Programme, 'Advocacy for beginners', Perth, 15 December 2014
  • WA Courts Summer Clerks Programme, 'The Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia', Perth, 16 December 2014
  • Joint Law Society of WA/Australian Labour Law Association Seminar, 'At the Coalface: Reflections on practitioner conduct in industrial disputes', Perth, 11 February 2015
  • Legalwise Workplace Law Symposium, 'Advocacy Skills for Workplace Lawyers', Perth, 11 March 2015
Papers
  • Contributing author, Thomson Reuters, Federal Circuit Court Guidebook, online at www.westlaw.com.au and loose leaf publication
Judge Cameron Professional Memberships
  • NSW Law Society, Honorary Judicial Member
  • International Bar Association
Conferences
  • International Bar Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 2014
Judge Altobelli Professional Memberships
  • Judicial Member, Law Society of NSW
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Family Issues Committee, Law Society of NSW
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
Presentations/Papers
  • Inaugural AFCC Australian Chapter Conference, 'Latest research on overnights and shared care', Melbourne, August 2014
  • Central Coast Pathways Seminar, 'Information sharing in Family Law', Wamberal, September 2014
  • National Family Law Conference, facilitating plenary session with Professor Richard Susskind, 'The future of (family) law'; session with Judge Hughes on 'Confidentiality issues in family law', and chairing session on 'Interplay between State/Federal family law issues', Sydney, October 2014
  • National Judicial College of Australia Children and the Courts Conference, 'A trial judges perspective on information sharing about children', Canberra, February 2015
  • Family Law Section Family Law Intensive, 'Latest and Greatest Cases of 2014', Sydney, February 2015,Melbourne, May 2015, Adelaide, June 2015
  • Illawarra Family Law Pathways Dinner, 'Q and A: An interactive session with family law professionals', Wollongong, February 2015
  • Southern Ocean Rim Conference, 'Cyber abuse: a new worldwide threat to children', Antarctica, March 2015
  • North Queensland Law Association Conference, 'Latest and greatest cases in Family Law', Hamilton Island, May 2015
  • 15th Annual Family Lawyers Conference, 'Fractured fairy tales: what we really learn from the cases' and 'Binding Financial Agreements – the proposed amendments', Noumea, June 2015
  • Family Law Section Family Law Intensive, 'Advocacy 101', Adelaide, June 2015
Other external activities
  • Australian Journal of Family Law, Australasian Journal of Dispute Resolution, member, Editorial Boards
  • National Judicial College of Australia, Programs Advisory Committee
  • Joint Family Law courts, Family Violence Committee
Judge Coates Professional Memberships
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association
  • Academy of European Law
Presentations
  • Indigenous families and the Family Law Courts', Hervey Bay, May 2015

Conferences

  • Annual Conference European Family Law, Trier, Germany, September 2014
  • Summer Course on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trier, Germany, June 2015
Other external activities
  • Hosted, Reconciliation Action Plan for Reconciliation Week, Brisbane, May 2015
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access to Justice Committee
  • National Indigenous Justice Committee, Queensland
Judge Spelleken Conferences
  • New Zealand Family Court Judges Triennial Conference, Wellington, 24–26 September 2014
Judge Kelly Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • Australian Association of Women Judges
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • National Judicial College of Australia, SA Committee
  • Australian Association of Judicial Administration
Presentations
  • South Australian Bar Association, Bar Readers Course and Reading Program, SA Bar Association, Adelaide, 10 September 2014 (jointly with Judge Brown)
  • Broken Hill, Broken Hill local practitioners, CLE, 18 November 2014, 23 February 2015 and 22 June 2015
  • Law Society of SA, Country Conference, Berri, 28 February 2015
  • International Association of Women Judges Regional Conference, Commentator, Plenary Session, 'Protection Orders (Anti Violence Against Women)', Manila, Philippines 13 May 2015
  • Law Society of SA, Child Support CLE Seminar, Adelaide, 20 May 2015
  • Women in the Law: Advancing the Legal Profession and your Career Seminar, Adelaide, 10 June 2015
Conferences
  • NJCA, 'Seen and Heard: Children and Courts', Canberra, 7 February 2015
  • International Association of Women Judges Regional Conference, Manila, Philippines 12–15 May 2015

Other External Activity

  • Law Society Bulletin article, 'Life on Circuit' March 2015
  • Apology Day breakfast, Adelaide, 13 February 2015
  • Meeting with Community Legal Centres (Far West and Warra Warra), Broken Hill: 23–25 February 2015
  • Young Justice League Panel, Darwin, 10 April 2015
  • Well Women's House, Pika Wiya Aboriginal Health Service, meeting with staff and community members, Port Augusta, 15 April 2015
  • Legal Profession dinner, Port Augusta, 15 April 2015
  • Reconciliation Week Breakfast, Adelaide, 17 May 2015
Judge Simpson Professional Memberships
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Honorary Member Law Society of South Australia
  • International Association of Refugee Law Judges
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (USA)
Conferences
  • 77th Annual Conference of National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Chicago, Illinois, 13–16 July 2014
Judge Kemp Conferences
  • NSW Bar Association, lecture 'New frontiers of the human body' by Justice Christian Byk of the Court of Appeals Paris, Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney, 14 July 2014
  • Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society, Lord Neuberger President of the Supreme Court of the UK, 'Equity a roguish thing or a symmetrical science?', Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney, 4 August 2014
  • Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society, Lord Neuberger President of the Supreme Court of the UK, 'Address on Human Rights', Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne, 6 August 2014
  • Annual Lecture on Religious Liberty by Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC, Notre Dame University, Sydney, 20 August 2014
  • Whitmore Lecture, Australian Exceptionalism: Human rights treaties and Australian Law, Federal Court of Australia, 26 Aug 2014
  • Anglo-Australasian Lawyer Society, Roy Martin QC, 'The United Kingdom – is the end nigh?', Australian Club, 10 September 2014
  • New Zealand Family Court Triennial Conference, New Zealand District Court Judges triennial conference, Amora Hotel, 23–26 September 2014
  • Family Law Conference, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, 8 October 2014
  • NSW Annual Bar Association and judiciary drinks, Sydney, 29 October 2014
  • Law Society Judicial Reception, Law Society of NSW, 25 November 2014
  • Family Law Pathways, Aboriginal Family Law Conference dinner, Novotel Sydney, 27 November 2014
  • Judicial Education, Federal Circuit Court, 21 January 2015
  • Legal Aid NSW Courts Forum, Legal Aid Commission, Legal Aid Commission, 25 February 2015
  • University of NSW Family Law Update, Opening Remarks, Grace Hotel, 5 March 2015
  • Child Dispute Services, Dr Krabman's Federal Circuit Court, 25 March 2015
  • Family Law Pathways Network Steering Committee, Local update, Relationship Australia, Coffs Harbour, 16 April 2015
  • Counsel of Australasian Tribunals (NSW), Whitmore Lecture – Whitmore and the Americans by the Hon Justice Stephen Gagler, Federal Court, 19 May 2015
Presentations
  • Eastern Suburbs Legal Practitioners, Binding Financial Agreements, East Sydney Leagues Club, 30 Aug 2014
  • Aboriginal Reconciliation Morning Tea, Joint Presenter, Federal Circuit Court, 28 May 2015
Judge Howard Professional Memberships
  • Bar Association of Queensland, Judicial Member
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Lawasia, Chair, Coordinating Committee, Judicial Section Lawasia
  • President, Executive Committee, Law Alumni Queensland University of Technology
  • Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
Conferences
  • AIJA Conference, 'Justice Without Barriers', Brisbane, May 2015
Judge Purdon-Sully Professional Memberships
  • Queensland Law Society, Honorary member
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Multicultural Youth Empowerment Strategy (M-YES)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Australian Association of Women Judges
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.
Conferences
  • Annual Asia Pacific J Reuben Clark Society Conference, 'Women in Law Panel', Sydney, 30 May 2015
Presentations/Papers
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland event, 'Practical Legal Ethics: A Perspective from the Bench', 26 November 2014
  • Queensland's Women Judicial Officers, co-host, 'Cocktails and Conversation' event, 20 March 2015
Other external activities
  • Humanitarian Sub-Committee Australian Association of Women Judges, member
  • Supreme Court of Queensland Library Selections Committee, member,
  • Women in Cricket Committee, Queensland Cricket, member
  • Supreme Court of Queensland library committee opening of new exhibition, 'Path to Abolition a History of Execution in Queensland Exhibition', Brisbane, 18 June 2014
  • Gold Coast Family Law Pathways function, 25 July 2014
  • The Australian Association of Women Judges (Qld Chapter) luncheon, to celebrate the career of Her Honour Chief Judge Patricia M Wolfe AO, 10 September 2014
  • Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland Limited, 2014 Annual Leneen Forde Public Address of Associate Professor Judith Cashmore AO, 'Making Decisions in Children's Matters: The Role of Social Science Evidence and Children's Views', 16 September 2014
  • Supreme Court Library Queensland Committee opening of 'Innocent Diversions: Australian Legal Fashion', exhibition, 28 September 2015
  • Multicultural Youth Empowerment Strategy (M-YES) charity Fundraiser, 8 November 2014
  • Supreme Court breakfast, White Ribbon Day, 24 November 2014
  • The University of Queensland Australia book launch, 'Australian Feminist Judgments Righting and Re-writing Law', 2 December 2014
  • Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association launch, 30 January 2015
  • Queensland Law Society, legal profession dinner, 20 February 2015
  • Australian Association of Women Judges event, 'Occasional Lecture Series Surrogacy – Whose Rights Are We Concerned With?', 17 April 2015
  • Supreme Court Library Committee, launch, 'Into The Light, Lawrence Daws and Queensland's Legal Landscape', 14 May 2015
  • Attendance Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association, 'Clayton Utz – Alexander Christy Feeleagus Oration', 22 May 2015
  • National Reconciliation Week, hosted by Judge Coates, 29 May 2015
  • Australian Academy of Law Public Lecture, 'The Province of an Independent Legal Profession' presented by Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, 18 June 2015
Judge Cassidy

Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
  • Judicial Conference of Australia

Conferences

  • 16th Biennial National Family Law Conference 2014, Sydney, October 2014
  • 2015 International Association of Women Judges Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Tagaytay City, Philippines, May 2015

Presentations

  • Queensland Law Society and Family Law Practitioners Family Law Residential 2014, 'Enforcement of Orders?', Stream 1c Essentials: There's More than One Way to Skin a Cat, Gold Coast, 8 August 2014
Judge Bender Professional Memberships
  • Australian Association of Women Judges
  • International Association of Women Judges
Presentations
  • Family Law Conference, 'Parental Alienation – Should they stay or should they go?', Bali June 2015
Judge Demack Professional Memberships
  • Association of International Family Judges
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Australian Association of Women Judges
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Conferences
  • 29th Annual Law Residential, 8 August 2014
  • Queensland Law Symposium, chair of debate, 20 March 2015
Presentations
  • Queensland Young Lawyers Association, 30 October 2014
  • Queensland Law Society Symposium, co presented a paper with Magistrate Previtera, 21 March 2015
  • Pathways event, Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop, opening address, 23 April 2015
  • Brisbane Family Law Pathways Network twilight event, 'A View From the Bench', co presenter with Justice Forrest, 19 June 2015
Other external activities
  • Law Year Church Service, opening, 14 July 2014
  • Annual Leneen Forde Public Address, 16 September 2014
  • Luncheon celebrating Her Honour Chief Judge Patricia M Wolfe AO, 10 September 2014
  • Family Law Practitioners Association 30th Celebration, 7 November 2014
  • Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland , Practice Paper Series – New Oversight Arrangements – Role, Operations, Priorities, 18 November 2014
  • Australian Feminist Judgments: book launch, Righting and Re-Writing Law, 2 December 2014
  • Queensland Women Judges & Barristers Annual Function, 20 March 2015
  • MC of the Queensland Young Lawyers, War of Wits trivia evening, 24 April 2015
  • Rockhampton Pathways event, 24 June 2015
  • Training of Family Consultants with David Hugall, Regional Coordinator of Child Disputes Services, Rockhampton Brisbane, 25 June 2015
Judge McGuire Conferences
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, Sydney, 7 – 10 October 2014
Judge Dunkley Professional Memberships
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
Conferences
  • New Zealand District Court Judge's Triennial Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, September 2014
  • 15th Australian Family Lawyer's Conference Noumea, New Caledonia, June 2015

Presentations

  • NSW Department of Family and Community Services conference, 'The benefit of Departmental involvement in parenting proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court', Sydney, 3 October 2014
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, Chair presentation, Sydney, 9 October 2014
  • Toongabbie Legal Centre Conference, 'Advocacy in parenting proceedings conducted in the Federal Circuit Court', 29 November 2014
  • Northern Territory Law Society Conference, 'Legal Ethics in Family Law', Darwin, 22–23 January 2015
Judge Baker Professional Memberships
  • Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators, Board Member
Presentations
  • Presentation to College of Law, Legal Practice students, March 2015
  • Presentation to Family Law Practitioners 2015, State Conference, Launceston, 22 August 2015

Other external activities

  • University of Tasmania, Moot Court, 'Presiding over interim hearings for Legal Practice', May 2015
Judge Monahan Professional Membership
  • International Bar Association
  • Association of International Family Judges
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Law Society of NSW
Conferences
  • Lawasia, Family Law and Children's Rights Conference, Sapporo, Japan, 3–5 July 2014
Presentations
  • 'Confidence in the Courtroom', Young Lawyers/NSW Law Society CLE day, Sydney, 14 June 2014
  • Review, Thomson Reuters, Australia, Editor – Recent Cases, 2014–15
Other external activity
  • Judges Forum, International Bar Association, Vice Chair 2015, Committee Secretary 2014
  • Family Law Review, Thomson Reuters, Australia, Editorial Board, ongoing
  • Australian Journal of Family Law, LexisNexis, Australia, Referee
  • Family Law Nutshell, 4th edition, Thomson Reuters, Australia, 2014
  • Family Law Review, Thomson Reuters, Australia (Editor – Recent Cases), 2014–15
Judge Cole Professional Memberships
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • AIFJ
  • Family Law Practitioners Association WA and QLD
  • Family Law Council (Family Law Section)
Conferences
  • Family Law Practitioners Conference, Perth, 12 July 2014 and Hunter Valley, 25–26 July 2014
Presentations
  • Legal Services Commission CLE Ethics, Adelaide, November 2014
  • Convenor, NT Law Society Family Law Refresher Conference, Darwin, 22– 24 January 2015
  • Country Practitioners Conference, Berri, 28 February 2015
  • Pathways Conference, Adelaide, 8 May 2015
  • Child Support Seminar Panel, Adelaide, 20 May 2015
  • Convenor, Family Law Conference, Bali, 29 May–1 June 2015
Judge Willis Professional Memberships
  • The Australian and International Association of Women's Judges
  • The Association of International Family Judges
  • The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • Bar Association of Queensland, Associate member
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Family Law Practitioners Association Queensland
Facilitating
  • Far North Queensland Law Association Conference, chaired panel discussion 'The Latest and Greatest in each Jurisdiction', Hamilton Island, March 2015
Presentations
  • Queensland Law Society, Symposium; Judge Willis and Judge Jarrett presented 'Show me the money: How to get your client a share of the pool before the final hearing', Brisbane, March 2015.
Other external activities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access to Justice Committee, Chair
  • the Judicial Council of Cultural Diversity, Federal Circuit Court representative
  • Reconciliation Week event, Cairns Registry, June 2015
Judge Whelan Professional Memberships
  • Australian Labour Law Association
  • Industrial Relations Society
  • International Association of Refugee Law Judges
  • International Association of Women Judges
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Judicial Officers Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee
Conferences
  • Judicial Officers Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee, Aboriginal Kinship Seminar, Melbourne, 17 March 2015
Presentations
  • Workplace Forum, 'Risks and issues with incorrectly engaging employees as contractors', Sunshine Coast, 31 October 2014
  • Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation Victoria and Reconciliation Victoria, quarterly forum, moderated panel discussion, Fitzroy, 21 February 2015
  • Fair Work Commission Members' Conference, 'The view from the Federal Circuit Court', Lancefield, 23 February 2015
Judge Harman Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Law Society of NSW, LEADR/AIMI
  • Greater Western Sydney Family Pathways
  • Albury Family Pathways Network
Conferences
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Conference, New Orleans, 27– 30 May 2015
Presentations/Papers
  • Albury Family Pathways Meetings, 18 July 2014, 18 August 2014, 23 September 2014, 29 October 2014, 19 March 2015
  • Family Pathways Annual Conference, Albury, 26 March, 2015
  • College of Law CLE day, 'The Use of Social Science in Parenting Proceedings', 25 March 2015
  • Family Advisor referral Partnership in Duty lists Pilot, till March 2015
  • National ICL training, presented, 'Dealing with Boundaries and ethics for ICLS', Sydney, 28 July 2014
  • National Mediation Conference, 9–11 September 2014
  • Family and Relationship Services Australia Conference, Adelaide 4–6 November 2014
  • Toongabbie Legal Centre, presentation with Dr Catherine Boland, Toongabbie, 29 November 2014
  • Negotiated and commenced ALS Duty Solicitor Service, 2015
  • Sydney Pathways, presentation, 'The Federal Circuit Court Notice of Risk', Parramatta, 3 March 2015
  • College of Law CLE, presented, 'The Use of Social Science in Parenting Proceedings', 25 March 2015
  • LEADR/IAMI, presented, 'The Voice of the Child in Mediation', 11 May 2015
  • Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Executive, 15 May 2015
  • Child Support Agency, 2 June 2015
  • Sydney Pathways, presentation, 'The Federal Circuit Court Notice of Risk', Strathfield, 3 June 2015
  • Sydney Pathways, presentation, 'The Federal Circuit Court Notice of Risk', Sydney, 4 June 2015
  • Sydney Pathways, presentation, 'The Federal Circuit Court Notice of Risk', Port Macquarie, 12 June 2015
Other external activities
  • Regularly host school Legal Studies groups and University student groups for Court observation and debrief and weeklong chambers placement
  • Court tour and full day meeting with visiting judges and academics from Japan and China, 26 August 2014
  • Court tour and full day meeting with documentary film maker Jasmin Kozowy, 27 August 2014
  • Court Welfare Agency Liaison Committee
  • Court Reconciliation Action Committee (now resigned)
  • Mentor in Indigenous and Disadvantaged Student's mentoring programs UNSW, Sydney University, Macquarie University, and UWS
  • Hosted Reconciliation Action Week Event Parramatta, June 2015
  • Published paper "So Sad About Us" Journal of Indigenous Policy
Judge L.Turner Conferences
  • Family Law Conference, 'Law on the Lounge Part XIV', Bali, 29 May to 3 June 2015

Presentations

  • Northern Rivers Family Law Network Q & A Evening, Lismore, 2 September 2014
  • Notice of Risk Presentation to Lismore Practitioners, 12 December 2014
  • Family Law Conference, 'Law on the Lounge Part XIV', Bali, 29 May to 3 June 2015
Judge Myers Professional Memberships
  • CentaCare Advisory Council
  • Central Coast Family Law Pathways Steering Committee
  • Co-Chair of Aboriginal Family Law Pathways Network
  • Member of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council and NSW Aboriginal Land Council
  • Member Congress of Australia's First Peoples.
Presentations
  • Indigenous Law Centres Open Forum UNSW, 'Engagement of ATSI peoples in the Family Law System' Sydney, 4 June 2014
  • World Indigenous Legal Conference, Key note dinner speech, Brisbane, 23–24 June 2014
  • 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 'The use of therapeutic jurisdiction by family and conciliations courts – the experience of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia', Paris, 8–13 July 2014
  • Aboriginal Family Law Roadshow, 'Engaging ATSI peoples in the Family Law System', 8 August 2014
  • Family Law Pathways Night with Judge Altobelli, 'Engaging with Family Law Pathways Networks', Wamberal, 4 September 2014
  • Aboriginal Conference, keynote dinner presentations with Justice Benjamin – panel discussions, 'The removal of Aboriginal Children into care', 27–28 November 2014
Papers
  • CLE Sydney College of Law Family Law Intensive, S.106B, 25 March 2015
Conferences
  • Judges Conference Sydney, 21 January 2015
Other external activities
  • RAP Committee
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia member of the Indigenous Access to Justice committee
  • Indigenous Access to Justice committee member
  • Law Society of NSW Indigenous Issue Committee member
  • Catholic Care Advisory Council Broken Bay Diocese
  • Family and Relationships Services Australia (FRSA) Committee Board Member
  • FLPN and Interrelate Port Macquarie, Engagement of litigants in therapeutic jurisprudence, 18 February 2015
  • Port Macquarie CWA and FLPN, 'Hearing children's voices in Family Law proceedings', 20 May 2015
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse event, 'Talk, cultural considerations when dealing with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse litigants in Family Law proceedings', 28 May 2015, Gosford
  • NSW Young Lawyers mid-year Assembly Magenta Shores, 'Advocacy Skills in Family Law proceedings', 31 May 2015
  • Aboriginal Family Law Conference Meeting, 10 June 2014
Judge Curtain Professional Memberships
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Victorian Bar
  • Victorian Family Law Bar Association
Conferences
  • 16th National Family Law Conference, Sydney, October 2014
  • Family Violence support group Women's WRISC Annual Conference, Ballarat, May 2015
  • Junior Family Lawyers Working Group of Law Institute of Victoria, 'Appearing in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia', August 2014

Other external activities

  • Special guest at two Family Law Pathways Network luncheon meetings and dinners and addressed members on work of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in February and in May 2015
  • Guest of Holmes List Dinner in November 2014
  • Represents judges of the Federal Circuit Court, Family Law section of the Law Institute of Victoria Courts' Practice Committee
Judge Harland Professional Memberships
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • American Bar Association, Associate member,
  • Australian Women Judges Association, Committee Member from 11 June 2014
  • International Women, Judges Association
  • International Family Judges
  • Judicial Conference Australia
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Law Society of NSW, Honorary Judicial Member
  • Women's Lawyers Northern Territory, Honorary Judicial Member
  • Editorial Board Member Family Law review
Conferences
  • AIFS Webinar, 'Family violence, separated parents and fathering: Empirical insights and intervention challenges', 24 July 2014
  • Judicial education, 21 January 2015
Presentations
  • Sicily Family Law Conference, 'Property landscape post Stanford', 5–8 October 2014
  • Catholic Care open day, 29 January 2015
  • Relationships Australia open day, 19 February 2015
  • College of Law Victoria, presented Scarlett J's paper, 10 April 2015
  • Independent Children's Lawyer stakeholder forum, presentation on Independent Children Lawyers, 14 August 2014
Facilitating
  • Justice Ainslee-Wallace family law advocacy, chaired CLE, 24 July 2014
  • Law Society of South Australia, 'Surrogacy presentations', 26 November 2014
  • Starting at the Top End Darwin Conference, 23 –January 2015
Papers
  • Family Law Review, 'Recognition of Foreign Marriages and Divorces (2014) 4, p.125
  • Service 4 Fam LR Rev
  • Family Law Principles 2nd edition, textbook, published 30 June 2015
Other external activities
  • Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, Northern Territory Duty Lawyer meeting, 28 July 2014
  • Law Society meeting with CEO, 23 September 2014
  • CLE meetings/training Pathways, Alice Springs, via phone, 22 September 2014, 8 December 2014, chair
  • Darwin/ Alice Springs Practitioners meetings, 4 July 2014, 14 November 2014
  • 20 February 2014
  • Indigenous Groups meeting, 24 December 2014
  • Department of Children and Families NT, 10 November 2014
  • Stakeholders DCF and Legal Aid, 19 January 2015
  • NT Pathways, 13 January 2015
Judge Small Professional Memberships
  • Australian Association of Women Judges.
Presentations
  • Victorian Magistrates' Professional Development Conference, Parenting Orders and applications without notice in a family violence context', 23 July 2015
Judge Manousaridis Professional Memberships
  • NSW Bar Association
  • Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (Council member)
Other external activities
  • Lecturer in Civil Procedure, Sydney University, March–May 2015
Judge Stewart Presentations
  • Family Law Conference 2014, Sicily, Italy, October 2014
Judge Street Presentations
  • Australian Defence Force Reserves, International Humanitarian Law, Adelaide, 20 May 2015
  • Bar Practice Course, 'Advocacy, Openings and 'Beastly Advocacy'
  • Brothers and Sisters in Law Inc., opening address on the role of the Federal Circuit Court Presentation, 14 March 2015
  • Swearing-in ceremony for Judge Street and Judge Smith, 19 February 2015
Conferences
  • Admiralty Law Seminar, 23 April 2015
  • National Judicial College of Australia, National Judicial Orientation Program, 22–26 June 2015
Other External Activity
  • Commander in the Naval Reserves, engaged in mentoring and attended the monthly Sydney Panel meetings of the Royal Australian Navy Sydney Legal Panel
  • Exercised statutory powers conferred in personam under certain legislation in relation to classified matters
Judge Vasta Professional Memberships
  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
  • Bar Association of Queensland, judicial member
  • International Association of Prosecutors, honorary member
Facilitating
  • Moot Bar Practice Course, Queensland, 18 May 2015
Presentations
  • Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference, 'Observations of the Landscape of Modern Children', Bond University, 28 April 2015
Conferences
  • National Judicial College, Seen and Heard: Children and the Courts Conference, Canberra, 7–8 February 2015
  • Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference, Task Force Argos, Bond University, Gold Coast, 27–28 April 2015
Other External Activity
  • Vice-President of International Association of Prosecutors, Executive Committee meeting, Bahrain, April 2015
  • Board of Queensland Cricket, Deputy Chairman
Judge Smith Professional Memberships
  • NSW Bar Association
  • Judicial Conference of Australia
Conferences
  • 2015 National Judicial Orientation Program, Broadbeach, Queensland, June 2015.
Presentations
  • Minter Ellison Administrative Law Forum, 'Findings of Fact and Jurisdictional Error', Canberra and Sydney, 20 and 27 May 2015.

Appendix J: Court locations

 

Image of the Federal Circuit Court locations and circuits

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

CANBERRA

Circuits to Wagga Wagga

NEW SOUTH WALES

PARRAMATTA, NEWCASTLE, SYDNEY

Circuits to: Albury, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth, Wauchope, Wollongong

NORTHERN TERRITORY

DARWIN

Circuits to: Alice Springs

QUEENSLAND

BRISBANE, CAIRNS, TOWNSVILLE

Circuits to: Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Lismore, Mackay, Maroochydore, Rockhampton, Southport, Toowoomba

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE

Circuits to: Mt Gambier, Broken Hill

TASMANIA

HOBART, LAUNCESTON

Circuits to: Burnie

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PERTH

VICTORIA

MELBOURNE

Circuits to: Ballarat, Bendigo, Cobram, Dandenong, Geelong, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton, Warrnambool

Legend for map locations

Family law registries
National Enquiry Centre

Telephone enquiries:

TTY/Voice calls

International:

Email:

1300 352 000

Contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or Speak & Listen contact 1300 555 727

+61 2 8892 8590

enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building
Cnr University Avenue and Childers Street, Canberra ACT 2600
New South Wales
Albury Level 1, 463 Kiewa Street, Albury NSW 2640
Dubbo Cnr Macquarie and Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo NSW 2830
Lismore Westlawn Building, Level 2, 29–31 Molesworth Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Newcastle 61 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Parramatta Garfield Barwick Commonwealth Law Courts Building
1–3 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Sydney Lionel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building
97–99 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Wollongong Level 1, 43 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
Northern Territory
Alice Springs Westpoint Building, Cnr Railway Terrace and Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870
Darwin Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin NT 0800
Queensland
Brisbane Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building
Cnr North Quay and Tank Streets,, Brisbane QLD 4000
Cairns Commonwealth Government Centre, Level 3
104 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Rockhampton Virgil Power Building, Ground Floor
46 East Street, Cnr Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Townsville Level 2, Commonwealth Centre, 143 Walker Street, Townsville QLD 4810
South Australia
Adelaide Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building
3 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Tasmania
Hobart Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
39–41 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Launceston ANZ Building, Level 3, Cnr Brisbane and George Streets, Launceston TAS 7250
Victoria
Dandenong 53–55 Robinson Street, Dandenong VIC 3175
Melbourne Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
General federal law registries
All enquiries should be directed to the relevant registry, contact details follow.

TTY/Voice calls – Contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or Speak & Listen contact 1300 555 727
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Nigel Bowen
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
Cnr University Avenue and Childers Street
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6267 0566

Fax: (02) 6267 0625

Email: actman@fedcourt.gov.au
New South Wales
Sydney Law Courts Building
Level 17, Queens Square
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9230 8567

Fax: (02) 9230 8295

Email: nswdr@fedcourt.gov.au
Northern Territory
Darwin Level 3 Supreme Court Building
State Square
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: (08) 8941 2333

Fax: (08) 8941 4941

Email: ntreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Queensland
Brisbane Level 6 Harry Gibbs
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
119 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3248 1100

Fax: (07) 3248 1260

Email: qldreg@fedcourt.gov.au
South Australia
Adelaide Level 5 Roma Mitchell
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
3 Angas Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8219 1000

Fax: (08) 8219 1001

Email: sareg@fedcourt.gov.au
Tasmania
Hobart Edward Braddon
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
39–41 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6232 1715

Fax: (03) 6232 1701

Email: tasreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Victoria
Melbourne Owen Dixon
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 8600 3333

Fax: (03) 8600 3351

Email: vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Western Australia
Perth Peter Durack
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
1 Victoria Avenue
Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9268 7100

Fax: (08) 9224 8360

Email: waregistry@fedcourt.gov.au

Appendix K: Contact details

Chambers of the Chief Judge

Chief Judge John Pascoe AO CVO
GPO Box 9991
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9217 7261
Fax: (02) 9217 7272

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Mr Richard Foster PSM
GPO Box 9991
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6243 8725
Fax: (02) 6243 8737

National Enquiry Centre

The National Enquiry Centre (NEC) is the entry point for all telephone and email enquiries on Family Law (Federal Circuit Court and Family Court) matters. The NEC provides information and procedural advice, forms and brochures, and referrals to community and support services. NEC staff cannot provide legal advice.

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Phone: 1300 352 000

International: +61 2 8892 8590

Postal Address: PO Box 9991, Parramatta NSW 2124

TTY/voice calls: Contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or for Speak and Listen calls contact 1300 555 727

Email: enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Website

www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au

Commonwealth Courts Portal – www.comcourts.gov.au

Email

General Federal Law enquiries – enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Family Law enquiries – enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Commonwealth Courts Portal – enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Communication enquiries – enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Social Media

YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/federalcircuitcourt