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Following the recent Federal Budget and approved funding allocations, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Divisions 1 and 2) have been working on the expansion of the Lighthouse model to 15 family law registries.
The FCFCOA website contains an update and factsheet regarding the expansion of the Lighthouse model, a world-leading innovation in the risk screening, triage and assessment of family law matters.
From 28 November 2022, the Courts will roll out the Lighthouse model to Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Dandenong, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, and Wollongong in both parenting and parenting/financial cases.
The Lighthouse model involves three interconnected processes:
The Courts will be releasing a series of updates to the profession over the coming weeks in advance of the commencement of the expanded model on 28 November 2022.
The October edition of the Recording and Transcription Newsletter is now available via the recording and transcription project page on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website. The newsletter contains information on the stage 3 transition of Queensland Courts and Tribunals to the new recording and transcription service.
Legal Aid Queensland produces a number of publications and resources, all of which can be viewed or ordered online. All publications and resources are free.
For more information about our publications or to order copies of the duty lawyer session report form email the publications team.
Recorded CPD seminars are available on Grants Online under the Information Resources tab.
The latest information about COVID-19 for preferred suppliers can be viewed here.
All people entering Queensland Courts are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
Preferred suppliers are reminded to ensure they are confident in their ability to respond to COVID-19 by understanding the risk, minimising it where possible and complying with government and court directions.
We welcome feedback and comments from clients, the community, and our suppliers. As preferred suppliers you play an important role in helping us to provide quality legal services to disadvantaged Queenslanders. If you would like to provide comments or suggestions to us about our services, policies, processes or staff members, you can complete a contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
The Feedback and Complaints Policy can be found here.
Your feedback is important to us. We ensure a senior staff member investigates all issues thoroughly and we also analyse all feedback regularly to see which policies, processes and services can be improved.