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Court closure ‘not an option’ in face of family violence spike

Closing down the family law courts is not an option, the courts’ chief justice says as stress, social isolation and job losses are expected to lead to a spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While courts across the country adjourn cases and move their work online, Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Chief Justice Will Alstergren said he cannot shut up shop.

Access the full article by Tammy Mills and Simone Fox Koob for The Sydney Morning Herald HERE.

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