UQ Law School professor on the front line of family law reform

5 May 2021

A parliamentary inquiry has endorsed a law professor’s proposal for a multidisciplinary tribunal to manage parenting disputes for those unable to afford legal representation.

University of Queensland’s Professor Patrick Parkinson AM said if the Australian Government implemented the proposed tribunal, it would ease financial and emotional stress for families in the system.  

“Our proposal provides access to justice and both quick and expert resolution of disputes for those who cannot get legal aid or afford lawyers,” Professor Parkinson said.

Professor Patrick Parkinson says his proposal will resolve parenting disputes for people who cannot afford legal aid or lawyers.