Family Law in Australia: 10th edition

by Adiva Sifris, Lisa Young, Robyn Carroll, Anna Parker, Michelle Fernando
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Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 6th July 2021
Publisher: Lexis Nexis Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 10

Family Law in Australia provides a comprehensive, detailed and accessible analysis of key family law issues and their positioning in Australian society. The underlying principles of family law as expressed in the present law are placed in their historical, social and legal context. The authors critically evaluate patterns of past and future reforms, making this text invaluable for scholarly and vocational study in law and as an authoritative text for practitioner use. The tenth edition has been fully revised and updated by a team of authors highly experienced in family law. Developments include:

  • commentary on the 2019 Australian Law Reform Commission Report Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System
  • discussion of the forthcoming merger of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit of Australia
  • the introduction of same-sex marriage and what this means for the future of Australian family law
  • a rewritten chapter on family violence including the impact of recent legislative amendments, inquiries and reports
  • an entirely new chapter on Financial Agreements and Consent Orders
  • detailed discussion of High Court decisions such as Masson v Parsons, Thorne v Kennedy, Hall v Hall, Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte, Hsiao v Fazarri and Clayton v Bant.


  • Combines analysis of current law and discussion of trends in social policy and research
  • Engaging, clear and relevant content
  • Authoritative author team


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