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Separated same-sex parents’ experiences and views of government funded family relationship centres

In 2006 the Australian Government introduced The Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (Cth) which among other reforms to the family law system, it introduced 65 Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) across Australia. These government funded centres provide family dispute resolution, also referred to as mediation, and offer separating families information, advice, groups sessions with the focus of enabling separating families to achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system…