oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Legal and social change in Australian Family Law

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Australia should be wary of adopting reforms which have recently been implemented in other jurisdictions. Divorce reform has been effected in recent years in both Canada and England, who have both chosen to adopt a compromise between the notions of the matrimonial offence, which has previously been the basis of the law in Australia, and irretrievable breakdown. There are many arguments against the matrimonial offence theory.

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