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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: 

The Department for Child Protection is supporting 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 through the Family Violence Working Group (established by the National Law, Crime and Community Safety Council).

This Group is considering options to implement an information sharing regime to improve the accessibility of family violence, child protection and family law orders, judgements, transcripts and other relevant documentation across the state, territory and Commonwealth courts and other agencies.

One of the principles guiding the development and implementation of this information sharing regime, is it should be compatible with, and able to be enhanced by technology, to ensure efficient and timely sharing of information.

The department will continue to monitor and support the Working Group to progress this work and improve interactions across federal family law and state and territory family violence systems.

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

Accepted - Phase 1

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

June 2018