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Commencement of the Critical Incident List – FCFCOA

From 6 June 2022 the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia introduced the Critical Incident List. The list was established to assist families who need to put arrangements in place for the care of children in circumstances where no parent is available as a result of death, critical injury or incarceration relating to a family violence incident and where Orders are sought for Parental Responsibility.

The primary objective of the Critical Incident List is to facilitate the timely access to the Courts to help families in times of crisis. The Courts are able to make Orders about the children’s living arrangements and orders for Parental Responsibility which ultimately make it easier for non-parent care givers to make arrangements for enrolments in school or medical treatment.

If you are reading this and require immediate or urgent assistance, please call 000. Otherwise, 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) - the National Sexual Violence, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service which is available 24/7.

If you require legal assistance and advice in relation to your Family Law matter, KD & Co Lawyers are able to assist you. Contact us on (08) 7084 3060, via email at or fill out a contact form and we can call you.

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