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Planning
Recommendation: 

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.

Response to recommendation: 

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.

Progress update: 

This recommendation will be considered by the Family Violence Working Group. 

The Family Violence Working Group was established by the national Law, Crime and Community Safety Council on 19 May 2017 to improve the interaction between the federal family law, and state child protection and family violence systems. 

This will include the development of an information sharing regime between the family law, family violence, and child protection systems. 

Lead agency: 
Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
Status: 

Accepted - Phase 1

Reform theme: 
System enablers (agency reform)
Updated date: 

December 2017