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Wednesday, 16 June 2010
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Senator Cash asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 3 May 2010:

(1)   How many judges of the Family Court of Australia are currently appointed to each State and Territory.

(2) (a)   As at 31 December 2009, how many reserved judgments were outstanding; and (b) for each outstanding reserved judgment:

(i)   what was the date of the last day of the relevant hearing, and

(ii)   how many days have since elapsed.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water) —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   As at 3 May 2010, the Family Court of Australia had 36 judges, who were appointed to each State and Territory as follows: NSW 12; VIC 7; QLD 6; WA 5; SA 3; TAS 1; ACT 2; NT 0.

(2) (a)   As at 31 December 2009, there were 141 reserved judgments outstanding. However, this total may represent multiple reserve judgments per file/case. Many of these judgements have subsequently been delivered. (b) The table at Attachment A contains details of the last day of hearing and the days that had elapsed as at 31 December 2009.

Attachment A

Reserved judgements as at 31 December 2009

#

Application

Reserved Since/ (Last Hearing)

Days reserved

(as at 31/12/09)

1

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Apr-08

 623

2

FCOA CONTRAVENTION APPLICATION

9-Sep-08

478

3

FCOA FINAL ORDERS

26-Sep-08

461

4

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

3-Oct-08

454

5

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Dec-08

379

6

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

16-Dec-08

380

7

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

30-Jan-09

335

8

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

9-Feb-09

325

9

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

24-Feb-09

310

10

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

27-Mar-09

279

11

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

30-Mar-09

276

12

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

3-Apr-09

272

13

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

2-Apr-09

273

14

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

16-Apr-09

259

15

FCOA CONTRAVENTION APPLICATION

24-Apr-09

251

16

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

29-Apr-09

246

17

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

20-May-09

225

18

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

20-May-09

225

19

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

25-May-09

220

20

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

5-Jun-09

209

21

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

5-Jun-09

 209

22

FCOA NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE OR RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

5-Jun-09

209

23

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

12-Jun-09

202

24

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

19-Jun-09

195

25

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

26-Jun-09

188

26

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

2-Jul-09

182

27

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

7-Jul-09

177

28

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

7-Jul-09

177

29

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

8-Jul-09

176

30

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

16-Jul-09

168

31

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

15-Jul-09

169

32

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

27-Jul-09

157

33

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

27-Jul-09

157

34

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

30-Jul-09

154

35

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

31-Jul-09

153

36

FCOA CONTRAVENTION APPLICATION

5-Aug-09

148

37

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

5-Aug-09

148

38

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

10-Aug-09

143

39

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

12-Aug-09

141

40

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

10-Aug-09

143

41

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

14-Aug-09

139

42

FCOA NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE OR RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

14-Aug-09

139

43

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

14-Aug-09

139

44

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

25-Aug-09

128

45

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

27-Aug-09

126

46

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

26-Aug-09

127

47

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

28-Aug-09

125

48

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

28-Aug-09

 125

49

FCOA NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE OR RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

28-Aug-09

125

50

FCOA NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE OR RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

28-Aug-09

125

51

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

2-Sep-09

120

52

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

4-Sep-09

118

53

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

15-Sep-09

107

54

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

15-Sep-09

107

55

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

16-Sep-09

106

56

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

21-Sep-09

101

57

FCOA FINAL ORDERS

23-Sep-09

99

58

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

22-Sep-09

100

59

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

25-Sep-09

97

60

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

28-Sep-09

94

61

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

28-Sep-09

94

62

FCOA FINAL ORDERS

9-Oct-09

83

63

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

9-Oct-09

83

64

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

9-Oct-09

83

65

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

15-Oct-09

77

66

FCOA NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE OR RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

13-Oct-09

79

67

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

14-Oct-09

78

68

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

16-Oct-09

76

69

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

27-Oct-09

65

70

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

29-Oct-09

63

71

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

28-Oct-09

64

72

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

2-Nov-09

59

73

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

2-Nov-09

59

74

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

5-Nov-09

56

75

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

4-Nov-09

57

76

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

5-Nov-09

56

77

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

6-Nov-09

55

78

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

6-Nov-09

55

79

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

13-Nov-09

48

80

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Nov-09

44

81

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Nov-09

44

82

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

18-Nov-09

43

83

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

20-Nov-09

41

84

FCOA FINAL ORDERS

19-Nov-09

42

85

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

19-Nov-09

42

86

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

20-Nov-09

41

87

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

23-Nov-09

38

88

FCOA FINAL ORDERS

24-Nov-09

37

89

FCOA HAGUE CONVENTION FC2

25-Nov-09

36

90

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

26-Nov-09

35

91

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

25-Nov-09

36

92

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

24-Nov-09

37

93

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

24-Nov-09

37

94

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

24-Nov-09

37

95

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

26-Nov-09

35

96

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

27-Nov-09

34

97

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

30-Nov-09

31

98

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

1-Dec-09

30

99

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

3-Dec-09

28

100

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

2-Dec-09

29

101

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

3-Dec-09

28

102

FCOA NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE OR RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

3-Dec-09

28

103

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

4-Dec-09

27

104

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

4-Dec-09

27

105

FCOA CONTRAVENTION APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

106

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

107

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

108

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

109

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

110

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

8-Dec-09

23

111

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

8-Dec-09

23

112

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

113

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

7-Dec-09

24

114

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

115

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

9-Dec-09

22

116

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

10-Dec-09

21

117

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

10-Dec-09

21

118

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

11-Dec-09

20

119

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

15-Dec-09

16

120

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

14-Dec-09

17

121

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

15-Dec-09

16

122

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

14-Dec-09

17

123

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

18-Dec-09

13

124

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

18-Dec-09

13

125

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

18-Dec-09

13

126

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Dec-09

 14

127

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Dec-09

 14

128

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Dec-09

 14

129

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

18-Dec-09

 13

130

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

17-Dec-09

 14

131

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

18-Dec-09

 13

132

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

21-Dec-09

 10

133

FCOA FINAL ORDERS

21-Dec-09

 10

134

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

23-Dec-09

 8

135

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

23-Dec-09

 8

136

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

24-Dec-09

 7

137

FCOA CASE APPLICATION

24-Dec-09

 7

138

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

22-Dec-09

 9

139

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

23-Dec-09

 8

140

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

24-Dec-09

 7

141

FCOA FINAL ORDERS APPLICATION

23-Dec-09

 8