The Future of Child Support

University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 179-206, 2007

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/49

27 Pages Posted: 6 May 2008  

Patrick Parkinson

The University of Sydney Law School

Abstract

The Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support, which reported in 2005, recommended major changes to the Child Support Scheme in Australia. The Government has passed legislation in response to these recommendations and the new Scheme will be fully operational on July 1st, 2008.

The author, who chaired the Taskforce, explains the rationale for the changes and explores the major implications for family law practice. The changes will have a number of implications for parenting arrangements after separation. There are also important changes to the law on grounds for departure from the formula and on the law concerning child support agreements.

Keywords: Children, Child support, Family law, Reform, Parents

JEL Classification: K10, K30, J12

Suggested Citation

Parkinson, Patrick, The Future of Child Support. University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 179-206, 2007; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/49. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1128023

Patrick Parkinson (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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