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Law Matters Podcast: New Family Law Reforms – Best Interests of the Child with Colin Forrest SC

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New Family Law Reforms: Best Interests of the Child with Colin Forrest SC

Going through a relationship breakdown is difficult for anyone. When you add children to the equation and tensions escalate to the point of legal proceedings, it’s hard to spot a winner.

That’s why the 2024 amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 hold such significant interest for those working in the field or facing a family law matter.

In this episode, Senior Associate and Practice Leader of Relationship Law, Rob Dilley, talks to Arbitrator, Mediator and Barrister, Colin Forrest SC. Colin also served as a trial judge in the Family Court of Australia for ten years before resigning in 2021.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The new amendments that place the rights of the child to see the parents at the forefront (not the rights of the parents to see the child)
  • Why it’s now harder for court orders to be changed
  • How the role of Independent Children’s Lawyers has changed


While this podcast is aimed to be informative, it is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. You should see a solicitor for complete advice that relates directly to your situation.

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