The Australian Government's reforms of the family law system are not going well. The 2018 discussion paper is a forerunner to the final report. It uses the term "family violence" 775 times, while mentioning "shared care" only twice, and making no references at all to "false allegations".

18 January 2019

Dr Andrew Lancaster, Director of, shows just how biased the Family Law System Review is. While the Australian Government emphasises the potential for family violence ad nauseam in the discussion paper, it doesn't address the basic concerns of parents, especially fathers, who go to court with the simple objective of securing reasonable contact with their children.

Unfortunately, the biases of the Australian Law Reform Commission extend to their treatment of public submissions. They are still yet to publish many submissions, choosing instead to cherry-pick those which support their particular agenda while not releasing others. The voices of the Mums and Dads who are affected by the (mis)management of family law cases are not being heard.

You can see Dr Lancaster's critique in the video below. Go to 15:19 of the video for a summary. Also, for discussion of the people responsible, see 20:19.

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The Review of the Family Law System by the Australian Law Reform Commission. It's all about FAMILY VIOLENCE!! No reform, just more of the same family violence rhetoric.

We look at the Commission's discussion paper and explain what they've done wrong. The Australian Government has well and truly stuffed up again. They've let down the kids, mothers and fathers of Australia.

You can check out our submissions to the Review here:

The Review itself can be found here:

We're extremely disappointed in the ALRC's discussion paper and hold little hope that the final report will be any better. The people producing the report are crony insiders and are doing nothing but trying to expand Australia's domestic violence industry.

Lawyers, judges, academics, consultants, NGO administrators, lobbyists, mental health professionals, etc. All of them are living off the misery they foster by continuing to prevent real solutions to difficult family law problems.