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The National Family Law Pathways Networks in collaboration with Attorney-General’s Department invite you to participate in our upcoming webinar series.

The Attorney-General’s Department will facilitate a series of webinars on the Family Law Amendment Act 2023 (Cth), in the lead up to the commencement of important changes to the parenting framework and other key provisions on 6 May 2024.

Monday 25 March 2024, 1.00 PM AEDT

Wednesday 10 April 2024, 1.00 PM AEST

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 1.00 PM AEST

Family Law Amendment Act Changes from May 2024

Monday 25 March 2024, 1.00 PM AEDT
In the first seminar of the series, Rebecca Mills, Ag/Assistant Secretary, Family Law Branch, will provide an overview of the legislation with a focus on what family law professionals now need to know when considering parenting arrangements and the child’s best interests. Attendees will be invited to submit their key questions on the practical implications of the reforms to be discussed and answered by panels of experienced judges, registrars, legal practitioners and family dispute resolution practitioners later in the series.


Rebecca Mills, A/g Assistant Secretary, Family Law Branch

Rebecca Mills has worked in various senior roles for the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Home Affairs since 2010. Her current role focuses on the family law system, including responsibility for administration of and reforms to the Family Law Act 1975, and managing delivery of a suite of family relationship services nationwide that support separating couples to resolve disputes outside the courts.

Her previous roles have included leading development of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018; engagement with the states and territories to commence development of the National Principles on Coercive Control in 2020, and work on the review of the response to serious incidents in the Parliamentary Workplace in 2021. Prior to her work in the Australian Public Service, Rebecca was an Adviser to the former Assistant Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, the Hon Duncan Kerr SC.

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