QCOSS has found that Australia’s Family Law System is not meeting the needs or expectations of couples that separate, families, parents, children or young people. Thousands of Queensland families come into contact with the Family Law System every year. Many people face barriers to access due to complexity and costs, the system exacerbates conflict, and a significant amount of people experience ongoing safety and wellbeing issues.
This submission looks at the principles that should guide the redevelopment of the family law system and how we view the role and objective of the modern family law system.
Following that is a list of the identified issues and our recommendations.