Delays in the Family Court system should be addressed by more funding for the courts, legal aid and community legal centres, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim says.
“Families should have their cases resolved quickly and compassionately,” Senator McKim said.
“Unfortunately that is not happening because of overstretched courts, community legal centres and legal aid.”
“The Liberals urgently need to invest in these areas to help families in crisis move on and resolve their cases.”
“We are also yet to see the government reinvest the savings from merging the back office functions of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court.”