Divorce in Australia


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October 1982

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Outlines the provision of the Family Law Act 1975, examines the changes in the divorce rate since 1975 and the processes of the Family Court as they relate to the grounds for divorce, maintenance and property and custody and access with a particular emphasis on children and divorce.


  • Introduction
  • Background to the Family Law Act (1975)
  • Changes in divorce rates since 1975
  • The divorce process and The Family Court
  • Children and divorce
  • Review
  • Bibliography

Stewart, D.E, & Harrison, M. (1982). Divorce in Australia (Working Paper No. 5). Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.



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