• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE5959

Family Law Council

(From 1976 – )


The Family Law Council, which began operations in 1976, is a statutory authority established under section 115 of the Family Law Act 1975. It advises and makes recommendations to the Attorney-General with regard to: the workings of the Family Law Act and other legislation relating to family law; the working of legal aid in relation to family law and any other matters relating to family law. The Council comprises a chairperson and usually eight to 10 members who are appointed by the Attorney-General in consultation with the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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