Family Court: The Unknown Future: Free Event

Wednesday, 8 November  2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AWST)
The Hellenic Club of WA
75 Stirling Street
Perth, WA 6000


Australia’s most comprehensive review of the Family Law act is now underway – following lobbying by many groups and parents unhappy with the conduct of our family courts. It’s a review that won’t report back until March 2019 and is unlikely to result in any changes for the next four years. Will it be worth waiting for? How many children and families will be harmed in the meantime? If we want change, and we want it now, what can we do about it?

Special Guest Speakers:

Dr Augusto Zimmermann LLB, LLM cum laude, PhD (Monash)

Former Commissioner, Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (2012-2017); Former Associate Dean (Research), Murdoch University School of Law (2010-2013); Director of Post-Graduate Research, Murdoch University School of Law; Professor of Law (Adjunct), The University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney campus); President, Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA); Editor-in-Chief, The Western Australian Jurist Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research 2012 (Murdoch University); Fellow, International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IASJF).

Dr David Curl, MA (Oxford) PhD (Monash)

CEO “For Kids Sake”, film-maker, writer & biologist. David’s career bridges art and science. Former Board Member of the Australian Directors Guild and Australian Cinematographers Society, he has filmed for international productions, from David Attenborough’s Trials of Life to Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, and produced some of Australia’s most successful factual films. Beyond his media work for TV, radio, film & magazines/books, David has been active in wildlife conservation and children’s rights – campaigning for family law reform in Australia and overseas. He has been involved with the Family Law Reform Coalition for three years and is now chief executive of the children’s advocacy group For Kids Sake, which has just launched a policy paper at Parliament House, Canberra, calling for a fresh approach to the issue of family separation

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