e-Newsletter  |  August 2020
Upcoming events -

The national Family Law Pathways Networks are pleased to present a further webinar in our 2020 series this Wednesday 2 September (1.00-2.30 pm AEST) with P
rofessor Jennifer McIntosh (above) who will discuss "Child Inclusive and Developmentally Focused Dispute Resolution”.

In this webinar, award-winning researcher, Professor McIntosh will describe the rationale for applying a developmental perspective to family law dispute resolution, and detail two evidence-based approaches to this work, covering infancy through to late adolescence.

For registered participants who are unable to tune into the live-stream on Wednesday, there will be a 14 day window for catch-up viewing.

Registered participants of this webinar are also eligible to access the Young Children in Divorce and Separation (YCIDS) Program FREE prior to the seminar .

Click here to register.

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Family Law Pathways Networks present Angela Lynch (national webinar) 
Wednesday 23 September, 1.00-2.30 pm AEST

Angela Lynch AM, CEO of the Women's Legal Service Queensland, will present to us on the reimagining of just and safe outcomes for child and adult victims of domestic violence in the family law system in Australia. 
 details on this webinar will follow soon.
MHLaw Queensland -

MHLaw Qld - - is a one-stop directory where you will find information and services that can help Queenslanders navigate legal and other issues which impact people experiencing mental health issues.

MHLaw Qld provides practical tools for legal and mental health professionals, as well as people living with a mental health condition and their supporters and decision-makers.

You can access information about:
  • common legal issues, and search by topic and postcode for legal and other services in your local area who can assist
  • answers to frequently asked questions by lawyers, mental health professionals and people experiencing mental health issues, along with their supporters
  • navigating issues under the Mental Health Act, including step-by-step flow charts
  • mental health recovery and clinical practice guidelines
  • understanding capacity and rights and responsibilities involved in supported decision-making.

MHLaw Qld was developed in partnership by ADA Law and Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) and funded by the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Local Expo explores Family Law online -

While the Sunshine Coast Women's Lifestyle Expo could not go ahead this year, the Expo was still able to deliver one of its most popular offerings - free workshops!

Of note, on Saturday 29 August, Elizabeth Fairon and Fraser Murray from Life Law Solutions, delivered a free webinar to assist people just starting on their family law journey.  They addressed a range of frequently asked questions on separation and divorce, from approaching a parenting dispute and property settlement to preparing to visit a family lawyer and mediation.

For catch-up viewing of this resource, go to the Sunshine Coast Women's Lifestyle Expo's Facebook page here .

In the News -

Two-year delay to help women fleeing abusive relationships access superThe Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August

How do you protect yourself financially during a separation? - ABC News, 26 August

The 'profound shift' under way in Australia's family law courts - The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 August

COVID-19 causes spike in family disputes - Financial Review, 14 August

Attorney-General Media Release -

Boosting support for at risk families in the family law system - 26 August

New Members - 

A reminder that the Family Law Pathways Network Sunshine Coast warmly welcomes new Members.  Membership is FREE to join: encourage interested colleagues to simply email their details to the FLPN Co-ordinator via this link.
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