- Introduce students to the principles and practice of Family Law in Australia.
- Enable students to develop an understanding of the principles underlying development of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the amendments to it and other relevant legislation.
- Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the rationale for and the current law with respect to marriage, divorce, de facto, children and the financial aspects of relationship breakdown.
- Provide students with an appreciation of past, present and likely future directions of family law.
BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context
BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods
|1.||Analyse the major issues in family law in contemporary Australian society;|
|2.||Articulate the current law relating to children and the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and apply it to practical circumstances making professional judgements and decisions;|
|3.||Analyse the principles of alternative dispute resolution in family law and evaluate its role in, and application to, complex family law disputes;|
|4.||Articulate and evaluate the rationale for the development of family law as it currently stands in Australia and likely future directions; and|
|5.||Contextualise the procedures adopted by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court in dealing with wide ranging family law matters in contemporary society.|
|Examination||Written examination (3 hours)||50%|
Australian Family Law in Context 7th edn
Parkinson, P 2019
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