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EVENT: Child Support in Parenting Disputes

Thursday, 5 December 2019 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Whitehorse Room, Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Join the FLPN – Greater Melbourne at the Box Hill Town Hall for a presentation by Victoria Legal Aid’s (VLA) Child Support Legal Service on the Child Support System. The presenters will provide an overview of the Child Support System, covering content such as: the types of child support agreements, the process and formula informing child support assessment, what to do when you disagree with a child support decision, managing parenting disputes over child support, and much more! The presentation will conclude with audience questions. This presentation is designed for community

Make a submission to the new Family Law Inquiry

The Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing – make a submission! The VFLPN urges members to consider making an individual submission as a practitioner, or arrange a group submission from your organisation. Additionally, clients or those going through the family law system are able to make an individual submission as well - everyone can have a say. There's a handy toolkit on the committee's website to help individuals write their submission. On 19 September 2019, the Parliament established the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System. The committee is to present its final re

"When Love and Hate Collide"

The Barwon South-West Family Law Pathways Network invites you to a one-day forum "When Love and Hate Collide". Presenters & Presentations: Dr Jennifer Neoh Clinical Psychologist Practical tips when dealing with families where children refuse/resist relationships with one parent Professor Bruce Smyth Professor of Family Studies ANU Inter-parental hatred Professor Lawrie Moloney Psychologist, family therapist & family mediator How to engage with high conflict parents in child focused discussions Darren Mort Producer - Barrister - Film Maker - Actor - Writer - Founder of "To Be Loved" Short Film: "Tommy" Samantha Davis Principal Practice Advisor (Family Law Liaison) Office of Professional Pract

The Voice of the Child in Family Law Featuring "Tommy"

Thursday 14 November 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Bowl, NAB Academy 500 Bourke Street Ensuring the voice of the child is heard is an important and often challenging part of any practitioners work. Join the FLPN for this event on the voice of the child in family law with speaker Rachel Carson (Australian Institute of Family Studies) and featuring the airing of "Tommy", a short film by film maker and Barrister, Darren Mort. Rachel Carson will present on the findings from the Children and Young People in Separated Families Project final report (2018), alongside practical recommendations for professionals seeking to include the voice of the child in their practice. The event will conclude

Event Recap: Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme & MARAM Framework

Date: 28 August 2019 Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Venue: Melbourne Family Relationship Centre – 379 Collins Street Speakers: Linda Gyorki (Manager, Support and Safety Hubs, Family Safety Victoria), Sophie Robinson (Manager, Legal Policy and Strategy in the Risk Management Information Sharing Team, Family Safety Victoria), and Julie Jenkin (Manager, Strategic Projects, Family Safety Victoria). On Wednesday 28 of August 2019, the Greater Melbourne Family Law Pathways Network ran an event discussing the ‘Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme & MARAM Framework’. The event featured presentations from Sophie Robinson, Linda Gyorki and Julie Jenkin from Family Safety Victoria. Together, they

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