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Tuesday, 9 February 1999
Page: 2265


Mr Jull asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 11 November 1998:

Will the Government amalgamate the Federal and Family Courts as a cost saving and streamlining of the administration of the existing system; if not, why not.


Mr Williams (Attorney-General) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government is not considering any proposal to amalgamate the Federal and Family Courts. The Government is looking at streamlined procedures for less complex matters by the establishment of a federal magistracy. This will provide a more efficient method of resolving disputes and will result in cheaper and speedier access to justice for all Australians.