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Joint Practice Direction 1 of 2020 – Core Principles in the Case Management of Family Law Matters

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Following extensive consultation, the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has issued a practice direction containing a statement of 10 core principles to guide the exercise of the family law jurisdiction in both courts.

This is the first step in harmonising the practices between the two courts in family law and developing a consistent approach to case management.