There has been a significant update to Dickey’s Family Law with Legislation this month, including new legislation, authored annotations and case notes. This is in line with the programme of ongoing enhancements that was flagged at the time this online-only product launched late last year, with more value-adding content planned for coming months. Practitioners in Western Australia will find some of the new content has particular reference to their jurisdiction.
For more detail on the February update, subscribers can access a detailed summary here.
The following pieces of legislation are now available within this product, including Federal marriage and child support legislation and legislation on domestic violence orders from each of the states:
- Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth)
- Child Support (Assessment) Regulations 1989 (Cth)
- Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 (Cth)
- Child Support (Registration and Collection) Regulations 1988 (Cth)
- Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)
- Marriage Regulations 1963 (Cth)
- Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW)
- Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008 (ACT)
- Domestic and Family Violence Act 2007 (NT)
- Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld)
- Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic)
- Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 (SA)
- Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA)
New authored content
The Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) includes 20 annotations by local practitioner, Marty Kavanagh. These concise annotations are structured to help practitioners reach the information they need as quickly as possible.
Other new value-adding content and features
- Index to commentary
Users can now access the Index to the commentary portion of the work written by Anthony Dickey QC, first published as Family Law 6e (2013) in book and eBook editions.
- Case notes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)
The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) now features over 95 case notes which have been extracted from Thomson Reuters’ long-standing research publication, Commonwealth Statutes Annotations.
Western Australia (WA) jurisdiction
This product includes features of particular relevance to WA practitioners, including:
- Case notes
Where the Family Court Act 1997 (WA) has an equivalent provision in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and there is case law under the Commonwealth provision, a case note on the Commonwealth case law has been published under the WA provision. These case annotations are extracted from the Thomson Reuters publication, Commonwealth Statutes Annotations.
- Comparative table of provisions between Family Court Act 1997 (WA) and Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)
More practical content of this kind is planned for future updates.
And for those who may not be aware, Family Law Precedents – NSW Law Society is also available on Westlaw AU.