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Family court is a court of Equity convened to decide matters and make orders in relation to family law, such as custody of children. In common-law jurisdictions "family courts" are statutory creations primarily dealing with equitable matters devolved from a court of inherent jurisdiction, such as a superior court. Family courts were first established in the United States in 1910, when they were called domestic relations courts although the idea itself is much older.


We know what's wrong with the Family Court - here's how to fix it

The planned inquiry to be run by Kevin Andrews and Pauline Hanson – is billed as an attempt to “bring men along”, but is really nothing more than pandering to extremists.
The Age - Published

Push to abolish federal Family Court and return power to states

The federal family law system would be dismantled and replaced with specialist state-based family courts, under a radical plan aimed at protecting children.
The Age - Published

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