Support and promote for action, recommendation 5(a) of the Family Law Council interim report (June 2015), which advocates for the development of a national database of child protection and Family Court orders.
This recommendation was raised at the national meeting of the Children and Family Secretaries (CAFS) group on 6 April 2017 and was supported in principle by jurisdictions.
Jurisdictions have agreed in principle to the sharing of child protection orders. Sharing of family court orders will be considered as part of the review of national family law.
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The South Australian Government accepts this recommendation.
The Family Law Council’s final report, published by the Federal Attorney-General since the release of 'The Life They Deserve', reiterates its advocacy for the development of a national database for child protection and Family Court orders.
The creation of a national database has been advocated for in many states and territories – for example the establishment of a national database was also recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria).
The South Australian Government supports the development of a national database of child protection and Family Court orders, as proposed by the Family Law Council, and will promote this issue for action at COAG.