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Child support and options

In any relationship breakdown that involves children, there is likely to be an on-going child support payments.

Trying our online tool to get started

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Learn more about watchlists

There is information available online about adding children to the Australian Federal Police’s Family Law Watchlist.

Resources & FAQs

Answers to common questions in
relation to the expertise.

Court authorisation no longer required for young transgendered people to obtain treatment for Gender Dysphoria

A Gender Dysphoria diagnosis involves a conflict between a person’s physical gender and the gender with which they identify. This can cause a person distress including anxiety, depression and self-harm.


Redress Scheme for Institutional Childhood Abuse

The Commonwealth Government is set to introduce its Redress Scheme on 1 July 2018. This is in response to the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse.


The meaning of “parental responsibility”

The Family Law Act defines parental responsibility as “all the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, parents have in relation to children.”